Following one of the warmest Thanksgivings in Chicago's history, much colder and windy weather is in store for the city Black Friday and into the weekend.
A cold front began ushering in chilly air Thursday night. The high temperature of Friday, in the upper 40s, was set shortly after midnight. Temperatures fell into the 30s through the remainder of the morning and daytime.
Increasing winds gusting to 30 mph at times has been making it feel 10-15 degrees colder than actual temperatures.
Cold, brisk weather will persist on Saturday. The high will fail to climb out of the mid-30s. Once again, brisk winds will make it feel more like the 20s.
Sunday will remain chilly, but the high will climb a few degrees into the lower 40s. Winds will also weaken, allowing it to feel slightly milder.
Residents of the Philippines are being put on alert for potential impacts from Typhoon Noul, which will be a powerful typhoon when it approaches the Philippines this weekend.
Following a dip in temperature during the middle of the week, summerlike warmth will rebound across much of the Northeast by this weekend.
Daily episodes of severe thunderstorms and flooding downpours will impact the Plains this week, possibly lingering into the weekend.
Wind, seas and surf will build in advance of what could eventually become the first tropical system of 2015 along the southeastern Atlantic coast of the United States late this week.
The map will depict the threat levels for the four main storm hazards: wind, storm surge, flooding rain and tornadoes.
Omaha, NE (1975)
Massive tornado killed 3 people and injured 133 while causing 150 million dollars worth of damage. Tornado cut a swath 10 miles long and one-quarter of a mile wide through the industrial and residential areas of west-central Omaha before lifting over the northern section of the city. Most costly U.S. tornado to date.
Thunderstorms rake over Nebraska and Kansas with golf ball-sized hail, wind gusts close to 90 mph at Superior, NE, and 3-1/2 inches of rain at Kensaw, NE.
Sheridan Lake, ND (1984)
Lightning struck a boat out on the water, killing two occupants. A life vest was torn to bits by the powerful bolt.