DOWNTOWN — A warm, dry weekend is coming for Chicago, extending the stretch of warm weekends.
The rest of the week is looking nice, with sunny skies and temperatures in the high 40s and low 50s on Wednesday and Thursday. The city will cool off on Friday, when there’s an expected high temperature of 39 degrees.
But temperatures will jump back to the low 50s on Saturday, said Casey Sullivan, a National Weather Service meteorologist.
The true high point of the week will come Sunday, when Chicago will hit the low 60s, Sullivan said.
It will mark the third straight Sunday with unseasonably warm temperatures. Temperatures on February 23 hit 55 degrees at O’Hare Airport. And Sunday saw a high of 60 degrees at O’Hare.
The temperatures are much warmer than average: Normal temperatures for this time of year in Chicago are in the lower 40s, Sullivan said.
The weekend will be dry and breezy without any rain, Sullivan said, though there could be wind gusts up to 30 mph.
There could be a chance for rain late Sunday into Monday morning. After that, Monday has a chance for rain and temperatures are expected to dip.