An early morning cool down: that's what heavy down pour created in the Chicago area after near record temperatures on Thursday.
A number of people got caught in the rain without their umbrella had to run for cover. While others looking for the clouds and the cool down that followed the rain and grabbed their camera.
Power was knocked out to a thousand COMED customers in Beverly when high winds and heavy rains knocked down power lines on the Chicago's South Side. ComEd says power has been restored.
It's all about the power of a good party in the West Loop, where Father Tom Hurley at Old St. Patrick's church says this weather is great for their annual world's largest block party. To beat the heat and make sure no one suffered from heat stroke or exhaustion, party organizers provided free water and cooling centers and fans and paramedics were already on the block.