Above-average temperatures and plenty of sunshine are both in the forecast for Easter Sunday in the Chicago area.
Temperatures are expected to warm into the low-to-mid 70s by Sunday afternoon, according to current forecast models. The average temperature for April 4 is in the mid-50s in Chicago, while last Easter saw a high temperature of 66, both of which will easily be bested by Sunday’s weather.
Things will be quite a bit cooler along Lake Michigan, as highs will only reach into the upper-50s and low-60s near the shoreline.
After a sunny day and a mild evening, temperatures will climb back into the 70s on Monday, with highs reaching that milestone through at least Wednesday. Beginning Monday there will be a chance of widely isolated showers, with a more defined system potentially arriving on Wednesday.
That system will drop temperatures a bit, with highs expected to still climb into the 60s for the remainder of the work week.