7:00 AM | Unsettled weather conditions continue for the next few days until a strong cold front arrives late in the weekend

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy, cool, occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm or two, some of the rain can be heavy at times, highs in the mid-to-upper 60's

Tonight

Cloudy, mild, chance for more showers and thunderstorms, lows in the upper 50’s

Friday

Partly sunny, very mild, chance for a few afternoon showers and thunderstorms, upper 70’s

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, mild, showers and thunderstorms likely late and some of the rain can be heavy, mid-to-upper 50’s

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, mild, chance for more showers and thunderstorms, low-to-mid 70’s

Sunday

Becoming partly sunny, cooler, upper 60’s

Monday

Mostly sunny, breezy, chilly, near 60

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, still cool, low-to-mid 60’s

Discussion

Milder air will edge its way into the region today and then temperatures will climb towards the 80 degree mark on Friday for a brief taste of summer. While some of the time will be rain-free today and tomorrow, more showers and possible thunderstorms are likely as the unsettled weather pattern continues thanks to a large and slow-moving upper atmospheric low pressure system. A strong cold front will slide eastward this weekend and it will continue the threat for showers and thunderstorms on Saturday. Once this front sweeps off the east coast late in the weekend, dry, but chilly weather will take over for a couple of days. In fact, low temperatures on Monday and Tuesday mornings in the northern and western suburbs could actually be cold enough for some potential damage to outdoor plants. It'll turn noticeably milder again by the middle of next week.

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