Monday's high temperature in Chicago was just 1 degree shy of the record high of 71 degrees set in 1970.
A cold front passed through the Great Lakes with showers Monday night, ushering in cooler air. The high will be in the mid-50s with partial sunshine on Tuesday.
The downward trend of temperatures will continue through midweek with Wednesday's high only reaching the low 40s. For early December, a high in the lower 40s is closer to the normal high, which is in the upper 30s.
Highs will stay in the 40s through late-week and into the weekend.
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Temperatures will be on the rise across the Northeast this week and continue into the upcoming weekend.
A pattern change will usher in cooler air and rain to the Northwest this week.
Heavy, gusty thunderstorms will affect parts of the central and southern Rockies to the High Plains into Monday night.
Fung-wong brings flooding rainfall across Philippines and Taiwan, at least 11 dead.
At the time, Hugo was ranked as the costliest hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland, with damages totaling $7 billion (1989 USD/$13.43 billion 2014 USD), until Andrew in 1992.
Autumn officially starts at 10:29 p.m. EDT on Monday, but it will not feel like autumn in some parts of the U.S.
Sacramento, CA (1984)
90 degrees F.; record 105th day of 90 degrees or higher this year.
Columbus, GA (1990)
Record 22 days of 90 degrees or higher in September at Columbus. Longest stretch on record.
Cleveland, OH (1998)
9.54" of rain so far this month breaks old September record of 9.30" set in September 1878.