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Rain To Persist South Of Chicago; Much Cooler Weekend On Tap

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Rain will persist south of Chicago Friday, and much cooler temperatures are coming Saturday. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — The showers that made this Friday morning gloomy have largely moved on their way, but look for a major drop in the temperature accompanying the sunny skies when the weekend begins.

Showers and thunderstorms struck right in time for the morning commute. By the 11 a.m. hour, skies were calm, albeit largely cloudy, but showers persisted to the south from Peoria east to Kokomo, Ind.

CBS 2 Meteorologist Megan Glaros says more spotty showers could develop in the early afternoon, but most of the rain will remain to the south. The Kankakee Rensselaer and DeMotte, Ind. areas could see persistent rain.

When the cold front clears, a northerly air flow will mean lake effect showers for Northwest Indiana as late as Saturday morning.

Meanwhile, look for almost fall-like temperatures starting on Saturday. It was hardly summerlike even at 11:20 a.m. Friday, when the temperature was 72 at Midway and O’Hare international airports, and just 69 in Joliet.

The high for Friday is 77, but on Saturday, the high is only 71.

The high for Sunday is 74, Monday 75, Tuesday 76, Wednesday 79 and Thursday again 76. But once the showers clear in Northwest Indiana Saturday morning, no rain is in the forecast for the next several days.

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