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Posted at 5:00 AM ET, 05/26/2008

Forecast: A Taste of Summer

By Jason Samenow

Finally, 2008 brings the heat. For the first time this year, temperatures should rise above 85. The heat won't last long and it won't be humid, so it's too early to consider it the start of summer. Weather more characteristic of spring returns for the middle part of the week.

TODAY

Sunny and very warm. Mid to upper 80s. Soak in the great beach weather today. There will be tons of sunshine (wear sunscreen and seek shade especially during the midday hours) and temperatures will climb well into the 80s. Low humidity and a light breeze (from the south) will take a bit of an edge off the hottest day of 2008 to date.

Overnight, it will become partly cloudy and there could be a stray shower or thunderstorm (20% chance). It will be breezy and a bit muggy with lows only in the mid to upper 60s.

Keep reading for the forecast through the work week. See NatCast for the outlook for tonight's game.

TOMORROW

Warm. PM T'storms possible. 80-85. With a breeze from the southwest, it will continue warm and you may notice a hint of humidity in the air. During the afternoon, a cold front will pass through the area setting off a few showers and thunderstorms (50% chance). Temperatures should reach the low 80s before any storms cool things down.

A few showers may linger overnight, with lows near 60.

A LOOK AHEAD

Tuesday's cold front may stall to the south, keeping it mostly cloudy Wednesday. A few showers could pop up, especially in the southeast suburbs. The clouds and a wind from the north will hold high temperatures to near 70.Confidence: Medium

High pressure builds in from the north Thursday and Friday giving us loads of sunshine and comfortably dry air. Highs both days should be in the upper 70s to near 80. Confidence: Medium-High

Next weekend should be seasonably warm with highs in the low 80s both days. Saturday should be dry but showers and storms may threaten Sunday as the next cold front approaches. Confidence: Medium

By Jason Samenow  | May 26, 2008; 5:00 AM ET
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