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Dry, But Cloudy, Skies For Afternoon; More Rain Wednesday

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Cloudy skies prevail for the rest of the day Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago area is caught in an active weather pattern, with precipitation expected every day for the rest of the work week and cloudy, dreary skies during dry spells.

But CBS 2 Meteorologist Megan Glaros reports there is at least some good news – the forecast highs every day until Friday are above 40 degrees.

As of 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, the mercury read 39 at O’Hare and Midway international airports, 42 in Joliet, and at the extreme, 44 in Kankakee.

Some rain and snow passed through the area early Tuesday morning, but only left a dusting, if even that.

The precipitation has moved off to the east and conditions will be dry for through the afternoon.

But likely is heard a discouraging word, for the skies will be cloudy all day.

On Wednesday, the high climbs to 46, but conditions will remain cloudy until another system comes in during the afternoon and brings rain again. On Thursday, the high drops to 43, as the active weather pattern continues with rain yet again.

The high drops to 37 on Friday with a chance of precipitation continuing, and finally, the sun returns and the skies stay dry when Saturday comes around, with a high of 39.

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