SEVERE WEATHER ALERTSIssued by the National Weather Service

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Tom Skilling's 7-Day forecast

 

Friday
HIGH/LOW
54°/35°
The return of northeast winds 7 to 18 mph sends chilly air off Lake Michigan ashore lowering temperatures to levels below normal.
Partly cloudy with a fairly substantial spread in Friday's high temperatures ranging from the mid 50s inland to the mid 40s on area beaches and in counties adjacent to Lake Michigan. Inland temperatures are likely to begin declining as cool lake winds transport chilly air inland. Partly cloudy Friday night, cool. Northeast to east winds continue at 6 to 17 mph and gusty. Overnight readings range from the upper 20s inland to 35 at O'Hare and upper 30s lakeshore areas.
 
Saturday
HIGH/LOW
66°/49°
Mostly sunny, warmer by afternoon.
After a cool start, temps warm, reaching the mid 60s. S/SE winds may keep temps in 40s to lower 50s along the Illinois shoreline. Increasing cloudiness overnight.
 
Sunday
HIGH/LOW
75°/54°
Potentially warmest Chicago Easter in 4 years.
Potentially Chicago's warmest Easter in 4 years with high temperatures which rank among the holiday's highest 13% over the past 143 years. Partly sunny, a bit breezy and much warmer. Rain prospects have diminished. Temperatures surging to levels 14-degrees above normal and 16-degrees warmer than Easter a year ago. South to southwest winds 10 to 18 mph. Increasing cloudiness Monday night. Chances for showers or thunderstorms improve toward Monday morning.
 
Monday
HIGH/LOW
70°/46°
Extensive cloudiness, mild.
Several showers and possible thunderstorms may impact up to half the metro area. Southwest winds 8 to 18 mph shifting northeast late in the day or Monday night.
 
Tuesday
HIGH/LOW
56°/43°
Chilly northeast winds return 12 to 24 mph.
Blustery and markedly cooler beneath a sun/cloud mix. Temperatures average 14-degrees cooler than Monday and even cooler along Lake Michigan where daytime temps retreat to the 40s.
 
Wednesday
HIGH/LOW
59°/47°
Increasing cloudiness and breezy.
Growing prospects for some showers and possible thunderstorms late in the day -- but even more likely Wednesday night. Winds continue to blow off Lake Michigan, coming in from the east then the southeast and strengthening 12 to 24 mph -- even stronger at night.
 
Thursday
HIGH/LOW
73°/59°
Extensive cloudiness, quite windy and considerably warmer.
South to south winds 14 to 32 mph and gusty. Clusters of potentially gusty or strong thunderstorms.