Those not looking forward to winter weather may want to take advantage of the weekend as wintry conditions are on the way.
After late-week temperatures in the 40s, highs will reach the upper 50s Saturday under a partly sunny sky. It will be breezy, however, with southwesterly winds of 15-25 mph.
Winds will become northwesterly Sunday and mark the beginning of a downward temperature trend.
By Monday, highs in Chicagoland will be in the low to middle 40s then fall into the 30s Tuesday. A couple of snow flurries or snow showers may accompany the cold Tuesday.
A break from the wet weather is in the forecast for Minneapolis just in time for the end of the week.
As the sun begins to sink down beneath the horizon Thursday evening, the moon will partially eclipse the fiery star and cast a narrow shadow upon the Earth.
What was an already difficult ridge climb for accomplished ice climber Caroline George had suddenly turned scary and treacherous.
A storm will spin up along the New England coast at midweek and will take on characteristics of a nor'easter with drenching wind-swept rain and coastal flooding in some locations.
A new moon allowed for the perfect background for the Orionid Meteor Shower, which peaked on Tuesday Oct. 21 and into the morning of Oct. 22.
Storms, including Ana, are lining up over the northern Pacific, en route to the northwestern United States and British Columbia.
Hurricane Juan kills more than 200 and results in $1.5 billion in damages.
Tuscaloosa, AL (1994)
Lightning struck during Alabama-Mississippi football game. 3 people were injured.
Kansas City, MO (1996)
6.5" of snow. 8 million dollars damage from downed trees and powerlines.