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Heat persists in Chicago area with chance for stray thunderstorm Thursday

With balmy temperatures expected to stick around in the Chicago area for the remainder of this week and into the upcoming weekend, a stray thunderstorm is possible alongside the continued heat.

After high temperatures once again climbed into the 90s on Wednesday, a slight relief is expected on Thursday, with high temperatures likely to reach the mid-to-upper 80s, with cooler conditions expected along the lakefront.

While the minor cool down will be welcome to many, it will come alongside another chance for a thunderstorm.

The risk for storms continue each day this week as hot temperatures are expected to linger into Saturday, which looks to have some of the highest chances for stormy weather along with the hottest temperatures for the rest of the week. Highs in the low-to-mid 90s are expected again both Friday and Saturday.

The good news is, some relief from the heat is possible by Sunday, as temperature highs finally dip back into the mid-to-upper 80s.

This is a developing forecast. Check the latest from the NBC 5 Storm Team here.

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