A rise in temperatures in the Chicago area could lead to strong storms on Thursday.
Thunderstorms, some heavy, could impact Thursday night's series finale between the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox. The finale is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. CDT at U.S. Cellular Field.
Anyone with outdoor activities should be aware of changing weather conditions and seek shelter if they hear thunder.
It will be breezy and more humid Thursday with a high in the low to mid-80s.
The thunderstorm threat will continue into Friday morning, but the afternoon should become drier with a high in the upper 70s.
It will remain mild for the weekend with highs Saturday and Sunday in the low 70s. A chance of showers is possible on Sunday.
Another round of showers and thunderstorms could impact the city on Monday.
The second half of the week looks to be noticeably cooler and less humid in the Chicago area.
Tropical Depression Two has formed in the Atlantic and could become the next tropical storm of the season by midweek.
Severe storms will rumble through parts of the Midwest, including Chicago, early Tuesday night.
Warm and humid air in place over much of the Northeast at midweek will contribute to the risk of drenching, gusty and locally severe thunderstorms on Wednesday.
After temperatures briefly climb to typical midsummer levels, another cooldown will roll into the Midwest and expand to the East for the last part of July.
With the recent heat fading away, more relief will greet the Northwest by midweek in the form of rain.
Columbus, OH (1979)
This is the first year in 101 years of record keeping at Columbus in which the temperature has not reached 90 degrees by July 23rd.
Hurricane Delores, west of Baja California, causes high surf along the Southern California coast.
Minneapolis, MN (1987)
10 inches of rain fell in 6.5 hours.