This week bears a stark contrast to last week in Chicago, when severe weather moved through the city with heavy rain and damaging winds. Only warmth and sunshine are in the forecast through the remainder of the workweek.
The warming trend will continue Friday as the mercury rises to 76 degrees in the afternoon hours. The overnight low will be mild, hovering around 60 degrees.
There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms on Saturday, but those attending the Chicago Marathon on Sunday morning will have clearing skies. The high temperature will push to 70 degrees.
The next chance of rain and storms will be Monday night into Tuesday. Some of the rain may be heavy at times.
The tropics have been quite active around Hawaii as of late, and the pattern is not expected to change anytime soon with Hurricane Ignacio churning in the eastern Pacific.
Erica will bring torrential rain, flash flooding, mudslides and gusty winds to many of the northern islands of the Caribbean prior to taking a turn toward the Bahamas and Florida this weekend.
As many as seven tropical cyclones were churning throughout the world this past week, while smoke from wildfires across the Pacific Northwest led to poor air quality across the region.
Heat will linger in Eastern Europe for much of the fall season; meanwhile, the British Isles and northwestern Europe can expect a stormy end to the season.
As Hurricane Katrina barreled towards the Gulf Coast, peaking at Category 5 strength while feasting on the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, meteorologists around the country prepared to deliver one of the most crucial and life-saving forecasts in history.
Cleveland-based pseudonymous photographer Seph Lawless ventured to New Orleans in July of 2015 to tell the story of a still-recovering city 10 years post-Katrina.
Sherman Pass, WA (1980)
2 inches of snow.
Pennsylvania & New Jersey (1971)
Tropical Storm Doria caused severe floods in southeastern PA and NJ. Damage estimated at $138 million.
Colorado Springs, CO (1978)
Hail 6 inches deep.