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.
A tropical wave is likely to become the Atlantic Basin's next tropical storm as it approaches or crosses the Caribbean Sea later this week and potentially pose eventual threats to North America.
Fall air has finally arrived in the northeastern United States and may yield the first frost of the season in parts of the region to end this weekend.
Typhoon Megi will continue to strengthen before threatening lives and property across Taiwan and eastern China this week.
Downpours will not be so quick to depart Texas as other parts of the central United States into Monday, further heightening the risk of flooding.
Wintry weather marked the first days of autumn across parts of the Mountain West as snow mixed in with the changing fall foliage.
Jose Fernandez, pitcher for the Miami Marlins, died in a boating accident in southern Florida early Sunday morning.
Southern CA (1970)
Record late September heat wave seared Southern CA for a week. L.A. hit 105 degrees; San Diego hit 97 degrees.
New Jersey (1975)
4-day rains of 7.50 to 11.00 inches. Flooding in northern part of the state.
Atlanta, GA (1989)
Torrential rain; 4.87 inches at Hartsfield Airport. This is the sixth greatest single rainfall on record. Atlanta Regional Hospital had 4.50 inches.