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Chicago’s Thanksgiving Weather Is Looking Rain-Free, A Bit Chilly — But Watch Out For Wind Wednesday

The weather isn't good for those who have to drive on Wednesday, but Thanksgiving itself is looking nice.

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DOWNTOWN — It’ll be a windy Wednesday, but Chicago is in for surprisingly decent Thanksgiving weather.

The worst of the holiday weather will hit on Wednesday, when wind gusts will be around 40 mph and could get as high as 60 mph, said Gino Izzi, a National Weather Service meteorologist.

That means those driving for the holiday should avoid traveling beside or downwind of semitrucks, Izzi said. People in high vehicles might also experience some troubles from the wind, especially if driving on a north-south roadway.

There could be rain showers later in the day Wednesday, and temperatures will be in the 40s in the morning but fall to the 30s in the afternoon.

Thanksgiving on Thursday is looking “much nicer,” Izzi said: There’s no rain expected, though the day will be cloudy, and there will be lighter winds. Temperatures will hang around the low 40s and upper 30s.

It could rain again Friday later in the day, and temperatures will top out at about 40 degrees, Izzi said.