Bitterly cold conditions will continue across Chicagoland through the weekend and into the beginning of next week.
Daytime highs over the weekend will be near the 20s through the weekend but into Monday temperatures will drop into the teens and then the single digits.
Overnight temperatures will range between the single digits and below zero through next Tuesday. The dangerous cold could induce cold-related illnesses to anyone outdoors. Those outside should take the proper precautions, wearing layers and dressing warmly.
A storm beginning late Friday night into early Saturday morning will bring one to two inches of accumulating snow to the city before the storm ends late Saturday night.
The air will remain bitterly cold through Tuesday and then the sun will reemerge for a bit on Wednesday, as temperatures begin to warm into the 30s for the remainder of next week.
Chicago's next chance for some flurries will come next Thursday.
Smoke created hazy, orange views in Los Angeles on Saturday as the Sand Fire continued to rage less than 40 miles away from the city's downtown.
Gusty thunderstorms will target the northeastern United States on Monday, but will fail to sweep away the baking heat wave gripping the region.
Dangerous heat will surge northward and send temperatures soaring across the northwestern United States during the final week of July.
Downpours will spread from the lower Mississippi Valley to eastern and central Texas early this week, delivering needed rain but raising the concern for flash flooding.
A renewed risk of severe weather will threaten portions of the north-central United States early this week.
With the heat of summer comes many unwelcomed pests, including mosquitoes, ants, fruit flies, wasps and stink bugs, into outdoor spaces and homes.
Los Angeles, CA (1891)
Heat wave; 109 degrees.
Off New England (1956)
The Andrea Doria, weighing 29,000 tons was rammed by Swedish liner Stockholm, weighing 12,644 tons, near Nantucket Lightship, MA. Andrea Doria was moving westward through fog while the Stockholm moving eastward in clear weather. Andrea Doria emerged from the fog across bow of Stockholm. Andrea Doria sank 12 hours later; 51 killed by impact or drowned before or during rescue attempts.
St. Bonaventure, Quebec (1975)
A tornado struck in the early morning hours wiping out 65 percent of the town, killing 3 persons and injuring 45. 300 persons were left homeless, and at least 100 buildings were destroyed.