Chicago Weather

Chicago Forecast: Cloudy skies, intermittent showers with seasonal temperatures

After a mostly dry week in the Chicago area, residents should suit up for what will likely be a soggy weekend, particularly around and south of I-80.

Saturday will start off with cloudy skies and temperatures in the low-to-mid 70s before rainfall begins to impact the area in the mid-morning hours.

From there, intermittent showers are expected throughout the area into the late afternoon, though on-and-off rainfall may continue in some areas throughout the day.

Despite the likely rainfall, temperatures are still expected to climb into the low 80s by midday, with east winds blowing at 10 to 15 miles per hour.

While much of the Chicago area is likely to see some rain Saturday, heavier rainfall is expected in the southern parts of the region, particularly around and south of I-80.

The rainfall creates a flooding risk along and south of the Kankakee River Valley, with threats of torrential downpours through the early evening Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

In addition to the heavier rainfall and flood risk in the area on Saturday, a marginal threat for severe weather on Sunday remains.

Similar to the flooding risk on Saturday, the highest risk for severe weather on Sunday comes in the far south portions of the Chicago area, particularly south of I-80.

While a stray shower or thunderstorm is possible on Monday, Chicago-area residents will likely be looking at a dry start to the work week.

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