The storm responsible for bringing drenching rain and gusty winds to the Great Lakes region will slowly move away Friday.
In the wake of the storm, blustery conditions and spotty showers will remain with mild temperatures for a short time.
Flight delays may linger into the midday hours Friday, but less wind is in store by evening with temperatures fluctuating in the 50s.
The weekend will turn progressively colder.
A passing shower is in the offing for Saturday with temperatures no better than 50 in most location.
RealFeel® temperatures will be in the 30s and 40s Saturday evening and Sunday.
The World Cup Championship Match is just hours away and will be played without the threat of rain.
Another visit from the Polar Vortex will deliver unseasonably cool air to the Midwest, preceded by rounds of thunderstorms, including severe weather.
The hot weather seen across the Northwest over the weekend will carry over into the new week, continuing the risk of heat-related illness.
Friday night saw two breathtaking phenomoma light up the sky, Manhattanhenge and the Supermoon.
Starting on Sunday, the Northeast and mid-Atlantic will be faced with severe thunderstorms and flooding downpours on multiple days before the new week ends on a more refreshing note.
Mississippi Valley & Great Lakes (1936)
Searing heat across the Upper Mississippi Valley and the Great Lakes: Evansville, IN 107 degrees Alpena, MI 104 degrees Grand Rapids, MI 108 degrees St. Cloud, MN 107 degrees Wisconsin Dells, WI 114 degrees; all-time record. Green Bay, WI 104 degrees Fort Francis, ONT. 108 degrees; highest ever in Ontario Province. Mio, MI 112 degrees, all-time high in state.
The East (1975)
(13th-15th) A stationary front that extended from Maine to Florida caused 3 days of heavy rains from the Appalachians to the Atlantic Coast. River flooding in low-lying areas was reported in PA, NJ, DE, MD, VA and NC. Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD each received more than 3 inches of rain in a 24-hour period. Up to 7 inches of rain fell in 24 hours on parts of Maryland's eastern shore. Northern New Jersey was hit hardest with flash flooding. A total of 6.11 inches of rain fell on Trenton, NJ in a one-hour period. NJ was declared in a state of emergency and officials stated that as much as 34 inches of rain had fallen in the northern half of the state with property damage close to $30 million. Five people drowned.
New York City, NY (1977)
A thunderstorm north of city struck a power plant at 9:34 p.m., setting off a chain reaction and a power failure that would last into the following day. Looting resulted and a billion dollars worth of merchandise was lost.