CHICAGO (CBS) — Skies will be dry and temperatures pleasant for the duration of the day Monday, but you might need a spring jacket if you’re walking along the lakefront.
CBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist says as of 11:20 a.m., it was 70 at O’Hare and Midway international airports, 72 in Joliet, and 73 in DeKalb. But on Chicago’s lakefront, it was only 65.
Kleist says the high for the day will remain in the 60s along the lake. It will be particularly cool far to the north, with a forecast high of 64 degrees in Kenosha, Wis., 65 degrees in Waukegan, and 68 in Evanston. But Naperville and Kankakee will see 75 and Morris and Peru 76.
The official forecast high for Monday is 74.
But the skies remain dry and sunny as a front keeps to the south and keeps one system of showers far downstate. Meanwhile, another system is dumping rain on Wisconsin and will move to Michigan without touching Chicago.
However, Chicago will still be affected by that system, as it moves east and a high-pressure system sinks south from Canada. The system will lock Chicago into place for cool temperatures on Tuesday, topping out at 71 at O’Hare and even cooler lakeside.
The high for Wednesday is 72, Thursday 75, Friday 80, Saturday 83 and Sunday 86.