Milder air will move into Chicago by the middle of the week, after several days of frigid conditions.
After a breezy day Wednesday with highs in the 30s, Thursday will near 40 degrees, bringing some relief from the recent bitter cold.
Morning and evening showers will dampen the city. The precipitation could transition to snow later Thursday, as the overnight temperature drops down to 30 degrees.
Temperatures will return to the mid- to high 30s on Friday and Saturday accompanied by cloudy skies.
Sunday will bring the next chance for some snowflakes.
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More than 20 people have died after a landslide on Wednesday in Ambegaon village, Pune district of the Maharashtra state of India.
A pair of tropical threats will target areas from China and Taiwan to Guam this week.
A flesh-eating bacteria that thrives in warm seas has killed one person in Sarasota County, Florida, according to the Florida Department of Health.
A couple enjoying serene waters and lush landscapes as the perfect selfie background were shocked when a burst of lightning struck the trees behind them, erupting in a ball of fire.
Trouble is brewing for people with outdoor plans and travel along the Atlantic coast this weekend in the form of drenching rain and thunderstorms.
After comfortable and nice conditions for most of this week, Atlanta area residents can expect humidity to return for the weekend.
1,178 "reported" tornadoes with 120 killed so far this year. Number of "actual" tornadoes probably less, but this is still one of the most active years ever (nearly half of the fatalities occurred in the Carolina outbreak of March 28th).
Los Angeles, CA (1991)
New July rainfall record of 0.17" established. The previous record was 0.15" set in July 1969.
Mansfield, OH (1992)
13.23" of rain in July -- wettest month on record.