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Scattered Thunderstorms Could Hit Chicago Thursday Evening, But The Weekend Will Be Serene

The high temperature Friday will be in the lower 80s with much lower humidity and no rain expected.

Clouds form over the Austin neighborhood in March.
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CHICAGO — Chicago is line for another round of rain, heat and overall mugginess Thursday, but the weekend is looking sunny, cooler and less humid.

Scattered thunderstorms are possible for Chicago on Thursday evening, likely between 6-10 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. 

“The chance of storms is lower in the city than the past few days,” meteorologist Brett Borchardt of the NWS said. “They’ll be scattered so not everybody is going to see them.”

The storms will be capable of producing gusty winds and “pretty hefty downpours,” Borchardt said. 

Thursday’s high temperature could reach 90 degrees, Borchardt said. The heat index could reach the mid-90s, he said. 

Humidity is down compared to early this week, “but you’ll still feel it,” Borchardt said. 

There is great news just around the corner for Chicago: The weekend forecast looks beautiful, Borchardt said. 

The high temperature Friday will be in the lower 80s with much lower humidity and no rain expected, he said. Saturday and Sunday also should be rain-free and pleasant.

Lake Michigan temperatures will be in the upper 60s and lower 70s.