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Today's Forecast: Rain Gear Required

Plenty Of Rain To Start

Monday: Overcast with steady, light to at times moderate rain which will taper to scattered showers late morning and early afternoon in most areas, but continue in NW Indiana through the afternoon.  Clouds may break for a few peeks of sun in far western counties for a bit, but overall cloudy skies prevail; breezy and cool. Highs in the mid to upper 50s.  Wind: N/NW 10 to 15 with gusts to 20 mph. 

Tonight: Overcast skies with showers returning; windy and even cooler. Low 40s well inland, moderating to mid and upper 40s closer to the lake and in the city. Wind: NW/W 10 to 15 with gusts to 25 mph.

Tuesday: Overcast with light to moderate rain showers likely through late afternoon; two day totals could range from 2 1/2 inches in NW Indiana, but taper to around 3/4 of an inch as you head west in the Fox Valley; windy and much cooler. Highs in the mid to upper 40s, but may slowly fall in the afternoon. Wind: W 10 to15 with gusts to 25 or 30 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy; windy and chilly in the morning with many inland locations starting in the mid and upper 30s. Partly cloudy, windy and not as cool in the afternoon with highs in the low 50s.

Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy, windy and milder in the afternoon as highs reach the upper 50s to low 60s.

Friday: Mostly cloudy, windy and much cooler once again. Highs in the mid 40s.Overnight lows will fall into the 30s with a frost or freeze possible inland.

Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy with a few rain showers possible; windy and chilly. Highs in the mid 40s. Overnight lows in the 30s with frost and freeze conditions still possible.

Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy with a few Lake Effect rain or snow showers possible; windy and chilly. Highs in the mid 40s.

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