The official start of fall on Sunday was cool in Chicago, but temperatures will be on the rise for midweek.
Dry weather and sunshine began on Saturday as highs push into the mid-60s before dropping to the low 50s at night.
Sunday brought lots of sunshine and highs near 65 degrees, which is about 8 degrees below average for the second half of September.
The weekend will precede more sunshine for the workweek and temperatures will be warming up throughout the week.
Temperatures on Monday and Tuesday will still be below average with highs near 70 degrees. Skies will remain sunny for the evening games at Wrigley Field as the Chicago Cubs take on the Pittsburgh Pirates.
By Wednesday and Thursday, the mercury will be pushing into the upper 70s and low 80s.
High pressure over the Great Lakes and Northeast will keep rain out of the area until Friday.
Those headed to the Chicago White Sox game on Friday evening will experience warm temperatures but a shower or two in the area could create some wet weather for fans.
A brief warmup is in store for the Pittsburgh area this weekend before cooler weather makes a return for the start of the new week.
A brief warmup is in store for the Cleveland area this weekend before cooler weather makes a return for the start of the new week.
Sunny skies will continue to bathe the Los Angeles area.
Sunny skies will bathe the Bay Area for the new week.
Well-above normal temperatures will highlight the weekend in Seattle.
Off-and-on showers and thunderstorms will be in the picture for the coming week in Dallas.
A total of 9 inches of rain in 6 hours causes flooding on Sugar Creek.
Central U.S. (1991)
Very early cold snap..... Location Temp Record Peoria, Ill. 32 33/1918 Burlington, Iowa 32 35/1918 Chicago, Ill. 36 38/1956 Indianapolis, Ind. 36 37/1956 Waterloo, Iowa 27 31/1971
Denver, CO ()
4-9" of heavy wet snow fell, downing tree limbs and causing power outages.