Chicago Forecast

Cloudy, Windy Skies Cover the Chicago Area This Weekend

Scattered thunderstorms expected Columbus Day

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A mix of clouds and sun is expected to cover the Chicago area Sunday with highs in 70s inland and 60s along the lakefront.

Clouds will likely continue into Sunday evening with a breeze and lows hitting the mid to upper 50, according to the NBC 5 Storm Team.

Chicago could see patches of rainfall before noon, but otherwise mostly dry conditions, according to the National Weather Service.

After warming up this week, the area is expected to see temperatures cooling down in the next few days though still above average for this time of year.

On Columbus Day, the area has a chance for showers and thunderstorms in the morning and then again in the late afternoon. Highs will likely be in the high 60s and low 70s.

The National Weather Service estimates between a quarter and half an inch of rainfall is possible Monday during the day. Monday night will likely be clear.

Next week should provide mostly clear, sunny skies with highs mainly in the 50s and 60s. Some scattered showers are expected throughout the week.

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