The return of dangerous cold to the Chicago area will dominate weather headlines this week.
The departure of Saturday morning's snow and Sunday's more seasonable air is not a sign of things to come for this week.
Instead, the polar vortex and the accompanying dangerous cold are once again dropping southward.
After a band of nuisance snow left a fresh coating late Monday, residents will have to endure single digit highs on Tuesday with temperatures plummeting below zero at night.
The good news is that prolonged gusty winds will not accompanying this cold blast, preventing a repeat of the extremely dangerous AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures registered earlier this month.
However, the magnitude of the impending cold is still dangerous enough to put residents who do not properly bundle up at risk for frostbite and hypothermia.
Biting winds will howl at midweek as another Alberta Clipper moves through, returning more nuisance snow and opening the door for fresh dangerous cold to arrive.
As Cristobal loses its tropical characteristics, attention is turning toward the Bay of Campeche for potential development next week.
After an earthquake hit in the area, the Bardarbunga volcano erupted Friday in Iceland, causing a temporary no-fly order.
Following a wet August, a dry and pleasant start to September is on tap for the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The North Central states face the most adverse weather this Labor Day weekend, in the form of severe storms and tornadoes which will threaten lives and travelers.
After a brief cooldown late this week, very warm and humid air will bounce back during the Labor Day weekend.
An outbreak of severe weather, including tornadoes, will evolve on Sunday from the northern and central Plains to part of the Upper Midwest.
Houston, TX (1980)
2.23 inches of rain fell in less than 1 hour. Streets were flooded in the downtown district and a tornado touched down briefly west of Houston at Sealy, TX.
Pittsburgh, PA (1982)
39 degrees, coldest ever in August.
Anchorage, AK (1989)
A total of 9.6 inches of rain -- wettest August on record.