Tom Skilling's 7-Day forecast

 

 

Thursday
HIGH/LOW
66°/46°
Windy with significant warming by afternoon, particularly inland locations away from the lake-cooled lakeshore and area beach locations.
Periods of filtered sunshine emerge amid Thursday's strong 14 to 28 mph southeast winds which may gust above 35 mph at times by afternoon.---An isolated shower or thunderstorm possible over up to 20% of the area Friday afternoon. --Better coverage showers and thunderstorms Thursday night. Areal coverage increases to 70% or more of the metro area Thursday night before post frontal-passage clearing occurs toward morning.---Initially strong southeast to southerly winds shifting northwest 10 to 22 mph in the hours leading up to sunrise.
 

Friday
HIGH/LOW
70°/40°
Quite windy, but far and away the mildest of this 7-day forecast cycle with temps approaching 70-degrees.
West to northwest winds 12 to 24 mph but with potential gusts above 35 mph locking in by morning.
 

Saturday
HIGH/LOW
51°/37°
Sharply cooler. Temperatures nearly 20-degrees cooler than on Friday beneath mostly cloudy skies.
Northeast winds building 12 to 24 mph. Saturday highs will range from the mid 50s at milder locations far inland ranging from 51 at O'Hare and mid to upper 40s Chicago lakeshore.
 

Sunday
HIGH/LOW
53°/42°
Clouds, quite windy and cool.
Daytime temperatures more than 10-degrees below normal, peaking . Sprinkles and possible patches of light rain. Heavier, better-organized rain and possible embedded thunderstorms follow Sunday evening and Sunday night. East winds 13 to 28 mph and gusty, remaining elevated Sunday night.
 

Monday
HIGH/LOW
54°/43°
Rainy, windy and unseasonably cool.
The potential for significant rainfall is likely with the precipitation arriving in bursts or waves. Cool east to southeast winds 14 to 32 mph and gusty.
 

Tuesday
HIGH/LOW
53°/42°
Periods of light rain continue
Strong east winds backing northeast 11 to 23 mph.
 

Wednesday
HIGH/LOW
48°/41°
Cloudy, blustery, chilly, damp and raw.
Occasional light rain. Northeast winds 12 to 24 mph and gusty.