After a snowy Christmas Day, Chicago will get a break from the white stuff through the remainder of the week.
Friday will warm into the lower 30s and near 40 on Saturday. Both days will feature partial sunshine and will be snow-free.
However, more snow is on the way for next week as temperatures plummet. The cold will arrive in time for the New Year.
On Sunday temperatures will struggle to reach freezing in the afternoon and the snow showers will begin. The sun is expected to come out from behind the clouds on Monday, but temperatures will remain in the single digits.
Unsettled weather in Atlanta will continue into this week, with the chance of thunderstorms remaining for the area through Tuesday.
After showers and thunderstorm come through the area on Monday, Detroit will see a period of slightly cooler temperatures for much of the week.
After the new week begins with stormy weather, the Cleveland area will see temperatures reminiscent of September move in midweek.
Dallas will see continued periods of heat and dry weather before severe storms bring cooler temperatures midweek.
The first part of this week will feel more like September than the middle of July, typically the hottest time of year, throughout the Midwest.
The hot weather seen across the Northwest over the weekend will carry over into the new week, continuing the risk of heat-related illness.
Scottsdale, AZ (2001)
Thunderstorm wind gusts (60-80 mph) blew over a power pole into a car killing the driver. Several other poles were blown over, which trapped 8 vehicles with live power lines. several trees were uprooted and a house roof damaged.
Columbia Co., NY (1870)
Workmen in fields injured by hail.
Los Angeles, CA (1886)
A total of 0.24 inches of rain, the greatest 24-hour July rainstorm.