Though fall has officially begun, some summerlike warmth is still clinging to Chicago.
After temperatures in the upper 60s kicked off the week, the mercury climbed to 70 degrees Wednesday. Sunshine was abundant throughout the daytime hours.
Nighttime skies will remain clear to partly cloudy throughout the entire week.
Warmth will build as the week progresses, reaching the mid to high 70s by Thursday and Friday.
The best days to get outside and soak up the sun will be through Friday, before clouds and the possibility for a storm arrives Saturday afternoon.
Storminess will clear after Sunday morning, yielding temperatures in the low 70s and more sunshine.
After a chilly weekend, a milder week is ahead for the Cleveland area.
Rainy weather is expected midweek for the Detroit area.
No rain is in sight for southern California this week. Sunshine and mild weather will prevail.
Mother Nature will bring another blast of winter weather from Missouri to Delaware before spring arrives.
A storm system will bring snow and ice to parts of the mid-Atlantic and the South through Monday.
The winter chill will not relax its grip on the Twin Cities through the first half of the coming week.
Eastern States/ Central States (1843)
Great snowstorm swept from Gulf of Mexico to Maine: Snowfall amounts: Location: Inches: Little Rock, AR 8.0 Memphis, TN & Washington, DC 10.0 Baltimore, MD 12.0 Philadelphia, PA with drifts of 4-5' 12.0 New York City, NY 12.0 Snow, then rain in Boston 4.0-6.0
Montgomery, AL (1990)
Rainfall of 7.75".
1/2" of ice coated roads in the southwest part of the state; as much s 6" of ice covered elevated surfaces, such as tree branches, wires, and radio towers. Power was out in some towns for 6 days.