Area residents have waited a long time for a taste of spring, and they will certainly get it over the weekend as warm temperatures will build throughout the region.
The weekend will get off to a foggy start in the area, but after it burns off temperatures will warm rapidly and the sun will shine brightly. High temperatures will reach into the high-60s throughout most of the area, and could crack 70 in the southern suburbs.
The temperature will remain slightly cooler near the lake thanks to a strong breeze, but highs will still reach the mid-to-high 50s near Lake Michigan on Saturday.
The area will remain dry into the overnight hours, but clouds will start to build in, bringing the possibility of rain on Sunday morning. As Sunday progresses, temperatures will rise even higher, approaching 70 in the city of Chicago and into the mid-70s in the suburbs.
With that warmer weather will come the chance for additional rain on Sunday evening, with the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm or two as well.
Temperatures will remain warm on Monday, with sunny skies expected for the Chicago Cubs’ home opener at Wrigley Field, but the rest of the week doesn’t look promising for those who love spring weather, as temperatures will likely drop back into the 40s and 50s by Wednesday.