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.
David "Dave" Ruhl of Rapid City, South Dakota, was found Friday morning after search and rescue efforts were conducted, the U.S. Forest Service said.
Ahead of an approaching storm system, unseasonable warmth will overspread much of the United Kingdom on Sunday and Monday.
With no exact details on where Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, Indian Ocean currents may have swept one piece of the complicated puzzle to shores on Reunion Island.
The stream of moisture into the Southwest is drying out some, so this weekend may not be as wet as the previous few days.
Life-threatening heavy rainfall will continue to focus on northeastern India, Bangladesh and western Myanmar into Monday before a drier weather pattern sets in.
Heat and humidity remained in control over the much of the country during the last week of July.
College Station,TX (1998)
106 degrees - a record 27th consecutive day of reaching at least 100 degrees. (The streak ended after 30 days).
Westchester Co.,NY (1812)
Tornado in Westchester Co., NY through parts of White Plains, Harrison, Rye and Greenwich. The same tornado today would have affected Interstates 287, 87, 95 and other major thoroughfares.
Trinity County, CA (1917)
Dry conditions led to tinderbox conditions. 80 forest fires started. Lightning struck 150 times in area of about five square miles.