Chicago's Memorial Day Forecast Looks Rainy, Chilly

High temperatures expected to reach mid-60s for this holiday weekend

Friday, May 24, 2013  |  Updated 5:52 PM CDT
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    The Chicago area's Memorial Day weekend won't be a complete rain-out, but the unofficial start of summer will feel more like October than late May.

    The weekend forecast indicates rain with highs in the mid-60s inland and cooler near the lakefront, but that rain will be sporadic for much of Saturday and Sunday.

    The cold streak that started Thursday morning persisted Friday with unseasonably chilly highs in the low- to mid-60s inland and 50s along the lake. Sunshine returns and should stick around for much of the day. Overnight lows likely won't drop to the near-frost levels of Thursday night but could dip to the low 40s. 

    Memorial Day weekend begins with light showers Saturday evening and highs in the mid-60s. Those conditions continue into Sunday with scattered showers and storms, mainy late in the day.

    Saturday likely will see a lot more clouds than sun, and Sunday becomes partly to mostly cloudy with highs in the mid-60s away from the lake.

    Really keep that umbrella handy Monday, as more showers and storms are expected.

    Temperatures become more summer-like in time for Tuesday's return to work. Highs of 75 to 80 are anticipated.

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