Summerlike warmth will kick off the month of October in Chicago, with temperatures forecast to soar to the 80 degree mark.
The first of these unseasonable temperatures arrived Tuesday afternoon with abundant sunshine.
Wednesday will follow suit with sunny skies and high temperatures hitting the 80-degree mark in the afternoon, before falling to a mild mid-60 degree temperature in the evening.
Showers and thunderstorms will arrive on this night and are forecast to stick around over the next couple of days.
Despite the shower and thunderstorms, the warmth will continue into Thursday and Friday.
Those looking to get outside should do so in the midweek, as temperatures will cool into the mid- to high 60s to start the weekend.
After an earthquake hit in the area, the Bardarbunga volcano erupted Friday in Iceland, causing a temporary no-fly order.
It's been a tumultuous week on both the East and West coasts as two hurricanes induced rough surf and a high risk for rip currents.
After a brief cooldown late this week, very warm and humid air will bounce back during the Labor Day weekend.
A disturbance over the Gulf of Mexico will deliver rain to the coast of Texas on Friday before expanding over the lower Mississippi Valley this weekend.
A great white shark was spotted at Duxbury Beach in Massachusetts earlier this week, forcing the evacuation of the water.
There is the risk of severe weather, including tornadoes on Sunday from the northern and central Plains to part of the Upper Midwest.
New England (1965)
A total of 2.5 inches of snow on top of Mt. Washington set an August record. Vermont had a reading of only 25 degrees, while Nantucket had a chilly 39 degrees. Earliest freeze on record at many stations.
Houston, TX (1980)
2.23 inches of rain fell in less than 1 hour. Streets were flooded in the downtown district and a tornado touched down briefly west of Houston at Sealy, TX.
Pittsburgh, PA (1982)
39 degrees, coldest ever in August.