Forecast: Cool & damp then warming back up
FORECAST IN DETAIL
Temperatures take a 10-15 degree tumble today (compared to yesterday), so if you've been heading to work jacket-free of late, re-think that this morning. You also should bring along an umbrella, as damp flow from the east and a weak disturbance passing by combine to increase showers chances as the day goes on. While today's highs will be cooler than average, we should see above-normal levels again by Thursday and Friday with warm 70s. Over the weekend, we may dip back into the 60s with showers possible again Saturday.
Today (Tuesday): Cool flow from the east will generate dominating cloud cover with showers likely during the midday through afternoon. The rain should be mainly light, but combined with the clouds should be enough to limit highs to the mid-50s to near 60. Confidence: Medium
Tonight: Cloudy with showers likely before moving out by around 10 p.m. or so. Storm rainfall totals of up to around .25" are possible. Cool winds from the east will continue as temperatures drop by early morning down to the mid-40s in the city to near 40 in the far western to northwestern suburbs. Confidence: Medium
Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend...
Tomorrow (Wednesday): We're back into the springtime groove tomorrow, with skies becoming partly to mostly sunny as drier air returns. High should max out in the comfortable 60-65 range. Confidence: Medium
Tomorrow Night: Skies will be clear with calm winds for most of the night as high pressure settles over the region. However, some warmer breezes from the west arriving toward morning should prevent temperatures from really tanking. Lows around 40 in the cooler suburbs to the mid-40s downtown. Confidence: Medium
Thursday, we'll benefit from a new westerly wind flow that should boost highs well into the 70s across the area. Look for copious sunshine to make this potentially the best day of the week. Partly cloudy skies and lows in the 40s to low 50s are anticipated Thursday night. Confidence: Medium-High
Friday should be another nice day until some clouds and showers threaten toward the evening (30% chance of showers). Highs are forecast to be in the 70s once again. Clouds and showers are possible Friday night (40% chance) with lows mainly in the 50s. Confidence: Medium
The weekend is not looking too great right now, but we might be able to salvage Sunday. A stalled low pressure and cool front over the area looks to give Saturday the brunt of the clouds and shower chances (40% chance as of now), but it may move far enough way to allow more sun on Sunday. Weekend highs should be in the 60s with lows in the 40s to low 50s. Confidence: Low-Medium
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