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Rain Coming As Front Keeps Most Of Area Cool

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Rain is expected Thursday afternoon. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Rain is expected for the entire Chicago area Thursday afternoon, but temperatures are as warm as the 70s in some areas and as cold as the 40s in others.

CBS 2 Meteorologist Megan Glaros says as of 11:20 a.m., the temperature was 54 degrees at O’Hare International Airport, 57 at Midway, and only 44 in Waukegan, but 72 in Kankakee. The reason is a cold front that is passing approximately along Interstate 80, and keeping the temperatures cool to the north and warm to the south.

Skies were sunny in most of the Chicago area as of the late morning, although a band of rain was hovering from Rockford west to Waukegan along the Wisconsin state line.

But rain will come for everyone in the early afternoon, as the high climbs to an average of 64.

The cold front will stick around through the night, as the high drops to 50. The rain will move out of the area on Friday afternoon, but the high for the day will climb only to 51.

The high for Saturday is only 50 and Sunday 53, but sunshine is expected both days. For nest week, the highs climb to 56 Monday, 55 Tuesday, and 64 Wednesday.

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