After days of sunny skies and unseasonably warm weather, the Chicago area is set to see showers and storms heading into the weekend.
Wednesday’s partly sunny skies become mostly cloudy with showers and isolated thunderstorms developing in the afternoon and evening hours. Highs reach upper 60s to low 70s inland, with temperatures cooling with the passage of rain later in the day.
Showers and isolated thunderstorms end overnight, turning breezy and mild with only a few sprinkles or stray showers possible by dawn.
Thursday will be partly sunny to mostly cloudy with a few more showers and isolated storms in the afternoon and evening; breezy and mild. Highs in the upper 60s to 70 degrees.
Cloudy skies remain Friday morning before giving way to more sunshine in the afternoon and cooler temperatures. Highs in the mid to upper 50s inland, but only reaching upper 40s along the lakefront.
Looking ahead to the weekend, Saturday will be mostly sunny and mild. Highs in the upper 60s inland, but cooler lakefront.
Sunday will also be mostly to partly sunny, but windy and warmer. Highs in low 70s before temperatures drop again and the chance of showers returns for the beginning of the work week.