CHICAGO (CBS) — The temperature has cooled down from the sweltering 90s that have been hanging around since the weekend, but conditions remain bone dry after the rain missed most of the area on Monday.
CBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist says as of 11:20 a.m., it was 72 degrees at O’Hare International Airport and the lakefront, 71 at Midway, and only 68 in Waukegan.
The wind was blowing in from the west, so no lakefront cooling is expected. The direction will change to the northwest and later to the north as the day goes on.
The forecast high for the day is 75 at O’Hare, with a cooler breeze in the afternoon. Overnight, temperatures drop to 55 under clear skies.
On Wednesday, a strong ridge of high pressure over southeast Michigan keeps conditions dry, sunny and relatively cool, and a lake breeze keeps temperatures in the 60s along the lakefront.
The high for Wednesday is 71, Thursday 80, and Friday, 83. The temperatures ratchet back up to sultry levels over the weekend, with a high of 88 on Saturday and 90 on Sunday. The high for Monday is 87.
And unfortunately, there is nary a drop of rain in the forecast for the next seven days.