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Fourth Of July Storms Could Dump To 1 Inch Of Rain On Chicago

We're very sorry to report that more rain is heading our way. So put an umbrella over your hotdogs.

An early July rainstorm soaks Taste of Chicago attendees in 2012. File photo.
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DOWNTOWN — You might need an umbrella if you’re going to take in a fireworks show for the Fourth of July.

Thursday, when Americans will celebrate Independence Day, will be rainy, hot and humid, and there could be more rain coming over the weekend, said AccuWeather meteorologist Tom Kines.

Thursday won’t be a total washout, but Kines said Chicagoans should expect at least one rain shower or thunderstorm, probably in the afternoon. Up to 1 inch of rain is possible, he said, and people should “definitely” bring umbrellas if they’ve got plans outdoors.

“Be prepared. Maybe have an alternate plan,” Kines said.

It’ll also be humid and warm, with temperatures “well up into the 80s” Thursday, Kines said.

There’s less of a chance for a thunderstorm on Friday, and temperatures will be in the mid-80s.

Saturday and Sunday are expected to be mostly dry, Kines said, with temperatures in the lower 80s Saturday and at about 80 degrees Sunday.

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