Severe thunderstorms tore through parts of Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey and New York this afternoon. Flash flood warnings have been posted..with some areas expecting as much 3 inches of rain.
The storms ran along the eastern edge of a bubble of cold air that's dropped over the Midwest. Kansas City, St. Louis and Chicago usually have highs in the 80s this time of year; this afternoon they were in the 60s and 70s -- that's more than 15 degrees below normal.
This is typically the hottest week of the year in the Minneapolis area. But yesterday it was the coldest July day here since 1884.
Fans at the major leagues baseball All Star Game swapped out t-shirts for sweatshirts. The temperatures tonight will dip into the low 50's, weather better suited for football tailgates than the midsummer classic.