CHICAGO – The past eight days have been filled with clouds and a few torrential downpours, but the sun is back and temperatures are on the rise ahead of the Fourth of July weekend.
“We’ve had quite a stretch of active weather over the last week or so,” National Weather Service Meteorologist Rafal Ogorek said. “Fortunately, that’s come to an end here today. We’re not expecting any rain today through the weekend as well.”
The rest of Thursday and into Friday will have cooler temperatures, with highs around 70 degrees, with far less humidity than in the past week.
Temperatures will rise later this weekend, according to the National Weather Service forecast.
“We’ll be back in the 80s on Saturday, and then by Sunday, July 4, we’ll get into the lower 90s,” Ogorek said. “That’ll be something that people should probably be aware of, especially if they’re going out and about for the holiday weekend.”
Lake Michigan waves will be 6 to 8 feet the next two days, occasionally reaching heights up to 10 feet. A small craft advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Friday. Waves are expected to subside to a 2- to 3-foot swell by Saturday.
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