CHICAGO (CBS) — Temperatures will remain cool by the lake on Wednesday, but the mercury will shoot up to the 90s for the entire area once the weekend comes around.
CBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist reports the high for the day on Wednesday will only be 70 in Kenosha and 73 in Evanston, compared with 82 in St. Charles, 84 in Peru and Morris, and 80 in Gary, Ind.
A southeast wind is keeping temperatures cool by the lake and warm elsewhere.
When the White Sox throw out their first pitch against the Minnesota Twins at 7:10 p.m., the temperature will be 73 with a southeast wind of 10 to 15 mph. The low overnight will drop to 61, with clear and mild conditions.
When Tuesday comes around, the southeast wind will turn to blow in from due south, and temperatures will be summertime hot for everyone. The high for Thursday is 88, Friday 83, Saturday 85, Sunday 90, Memorial Day Monday 86, and Tuesday back down to 74.
A shower could be seen on Thursday night into Friday, and on Friday night into Saturday, as fronts pass through.
Meanwhile, the Chicago lakefront beaches open Friday. The water temperature will be a chilly 60 degrees, but with the sweltering 90-degree air this weekend, that may prove to be much welcome.