Children in Back of the Yards play in water from a fire hydrant during 100°F temperatures in Chicago on the first day of summer, June 21, 2022. Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

CHICAGO — A warm and mercurial weather weekend in Chicago might give way to some hotter and grayer skies this week as the city prepares to get another rinse or two.

But Monday will simply be sunny with a daytime high near 78 degrees and some light winds starting in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

Tuesday is expected to be sunnier with a high near 87 degrees. There’s a 20 percent chance of showers overnight, according to the weather service.

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms will carry over into Wednesday with a high near 90 degrees. Wind gusts could top out at 15 miles per hour.

Thursday will be sunny with a high near 94 degrees and a chance of showers and thunderstorms at night.

Friday will have a chance of showers and thunderstorms throughout the day with a high near 90 degrees.

As temperatures rise to the 90s this week, Chicagoans can beat the heat by walking into one of the city’s six cooling centers; a Park District Field House or any Chicago Public Library.

Cooling centers are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. during the week, with the exception of Garfield Center, 10 S. Kedzie Ave, which is open 24 hours a day.

The locations of cooling centers are below:

  • Englewood Center, 1140 W. 79th St.
  • Garfield Center, 10 S. Kedzie Ave.
  • King Center, 4314 S. Cottage Grove  
  • North Area Center, 845 W. Wilson Ave.  
  • South Chicago Center, 8650 S. Commercial Ave.  
  • Trina Davila Center, 4312 W. North Ave.  

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