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Last Days Of Beach Season Expected To Be Pleasantly Cooler — And Less Humid — With Lots of Sun

The humidity is leaving after weeks of sticky weather in Chicago. Temperatures will fall to the mid-70s this week, but the skies will stay mostly clear.

Chicagoans beat the heat near North Avenue Beach on a hot Friday morning on Aug. 20, 2021.
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CHICAGO — Cooler weather is coming to Chicago this week — and it’ll stay sunny.

Temperatures in the ’80s and ’70s are expected this week, a change from three weeks of humid, 90-degree days. The National Weather Service found 83 percent of days Aug. 7-29 had a dew point at or above 70 degrees — considered “very humid.” This week, it’ll drop a bit.

But Monday is expected to be sunny and hit 83 degrees, making it the warmest day expected this week, according to the National Weather Service.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny and will cool off slightly, with a high of 79 degrees.

Wednesday will be sunny but will see another small dip in temperature, as it’s expected to warm up to 75 degrees, according to the weather agency. The agency warned there could be dangerous rip currents and a high swim risk in Lake Michigan on Wednesday.

Thursday will stick around 75 degrees and will be sunny, while Friday is expected to hit 77 degrees and be partly sunny.

There’s a slight chance for rain Saturday and Sunday, and temperatures will hang around the low 80s.

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