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Heat To Give Way To Rain For Weekend

The remnants of Hurricane Isaac is making its way north. Radar image as of 11:15 a.m. (CBS)

The remnants of Hurricane Isaac is making its way north. Radar image as of 11:15 a.m. (CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Excessive heat on Friday will turn to soaking rains for parts of the Chicago area, thanks to the leftovers of Hurricane Isaac.

High today is expected to hit 93 degrees at O’Hare, with warmer temperatures to the south.

Isaac hit the Gulf Coast earlier this week and has been slowly losing power as it heads north. However, the storm could still dump a significant amount of rain on Illinois on Saturday.

The heaviest rain will fall in central Illinois as the storm makes a turn to the east. The Chicago area will also see rain, with the heaviest totals south of Interstate 80, CBS 2’s Megan Glaros reports.

Rain totals on Saturday in central Illinois could be 3 to 5 inches, while totals closer to Chicago will range from 1 to 3 inches. Clouds will stick around on Sunday.

Once the rain moves out, Labor Day itself looks really nice, with partly sunny skies and highs in the 80s.

You can get your hourly forecast at cbschicago.com/weather.