CHICAGO — It could hit nearly 80 degrees this week in Chicago as the city sees unseasonable warmth.
Monday is expected to be partly sunny with some wind, according to the National Weather Service. The day is expected to get as warm as 66 degrees.
After that, the city will heat up: Tuesday will be mostly sunny with a high of 76 degrees, according to the weather agency. It could see wind gusts up to 20 mph.
Wednesday could be the warmest day of the week, with a high of 78 degrees expected. It’ll be sunny but breezy, with winds up to 20 mph and gusts up to 30 mph, according to the weather agency.
Thursday will also be sunny and warm, with a high of 77 degrees expected.
Friday will see more sun, and it’s expected to hit 76 degrees.
The weather is warmer and drier than usual, meaning it will be easier for grass and brush fires, according to the National Weather Service. That will be particularly risky Wednesday, as the winds could make it easy for any such fires to spread “very rapidly,” according to the weather agency.
People should be careful when disposing of anything that smokes, like matches and cigarette butts, the agency warned in a tweet.
Chicagoans should also look for a return to cooler weather this weekend, as the city could see temperatures fall back to the 50s and 60s, and there’s a chance for rain.
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