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.
The stream of moisture into the Southwest is drying out some, so this weekend may not be as wet as the previous few days.
The air felt like an exceptional 163 F in Bandar Mahshahr, Iran, on Friday and similar or worse conditions will follow.
Drenching thunderstorms bring little-to-no relief to drought-stricken areas of the Sunshine State.
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In the most destructive hurricane season in recorded history, images from Katrina, Rita, Wilma and others still resonate today and immediately bring to mind the total despair millions of Americans faced in 2005.
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Mt. Rainier, WA (1954)
16" snow cover remained on the mountain at 5,550 ft. after a big snow season.
Philadelphia, PA (1972)
First of 25 days without measurable rain.
Hill Country NW of San Antonio, TX (1978)
July 31-August 4; over 35" of rain.