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Sunny, 70-Degree Days Are Coming To Chicago This Week (And Maybe 80 On Saturday)

There will be a few clouds this week, but it'll start off much sunnier than it has been lately.

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DOWNTOWN — Chicago could finally have a streak of good weather coming this week.

The only downside: The lakefront and Downtown area will be cooler than the rest of the city for most of the week.

“There’s gonna be a lot more sun this week than we’ve had recently,” said Ricky Castro, a National Weather Service meteorologist. Chicago is “turning the corner, a little bit.”

Monday will see temperatures top out in the lower 50s along the lakefront and Downtown, Castro said, but further inland it could get into the lower 60s.

The city will warm up more on Tuesday, with temperatures in the upper 60s and even hitting up to 70 degrees. There’s a slight chance of rain that could start Tuesday night and go into Wednesday morning, Castro said.

Wednesday is expected to see temperatures get as warm as the lower 70s inland while the lakefront hovers around 60 degrees, Castro said.

Thursday will be the warmest day of the week, with all of the city expected to see temperatures in the 70s. There’s a “decent chance” for rain showers and thunderstorms that afternoon and in the evening, Castro said.

Friday will cool down again, but more warm weather is expected over the weekend. It could get as hot as 80 degrees on Saturday, Castro said.

The city is normally as warm as 69 degrees this time of year, Castro said.