After a few days of sunshine, things will be heating up in time for the weekend.
After a cold front that pushed through early in the week, much of the Midwest has been enjoying the sun and temperatures near 80 degrees.
The warm weather continued for Chicago with sunshine through Thursday, where temperatures dipped into the mid-70s.
High pressure will remain in place over the area, sliding to the east a little by little each day.
Because of this, temperatures will be warmed up to 86 degrees Friday. To end the weekend, a storm coming out of the northern Plains will approach the area, bringing the chance of rain for the first time since Sept. 1.
The passing of this storm will have a slight cooling effect, but temperatures will remain a few degrees above average and in the lower 80s for next week.
The risk of flooding downpours and gusty thunderstorms will spread toward southern Florida as a tropical disturbance shifts northwestward from Cuba.
Following a tropical threat for the United States Gulf coast next week, an uptick in tropical systems will continue for the next six to eight weeks.
After showers threaten to spoil outdoor plans over the weekend, Monday will feature great weather for the bank holiday in Wales and England.
On the heels of deadly Typhoon Mindulle, Typhoon Lionrock is poised to make landfall in Japan early next week with heavy rainfall, damaging winds and an inundating storm surge.
Relief from the heat baking Germany this weekend will come by early next week, but not before violent thunderstorms threaten northern areas to end the weekend.
President Obama visited flood victims in Louisiana this week, while several tropical systems were on the prowl in the Atlantic.
The Bronx, NY (1990)
Strong thunderstorms dumped 4.24 inches of rain.
Nassau, NY (1990)
Thunderstorm winds overturned boat, injuring 12.
Mt. Washington, NH (1856)
A total of 3 inches of snow on peak of mountain.