CHICAGO (CBS) — A cold front came through the Chicago area Friday night, bringing isolated storms with it, and the passage of that front leaves the area with cooler and less humid conditions.
A mostly sunny weekend is ahead with seasonable temperatures Saturday, turning cooler overnight, with lows in the upper 50s in outlying areas and the lower 60s in the city.
Sunday will be a rare below-average day, with a mix of sun and clouds, and highs in the middle to upper 70s.
Next week, there’s no sign of the heat and humidity we’ve seen so often this summer returning, at least through the weekend, with no 90s temps in sight in the 7-day forecast.
The best chances for rainfall will be on Tuesday, when scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible, but it will be mainly dry the next several days, a disconcerting development considering parts of the area are in a moderate drought.
After a wet start to the summer, the Chicago area is down nearly 5 inches in rainfall compared to average since July 1.
Down nearly 5 inches in rainfall compared to average since July 1st. Best chance of rain Tuesday but overall a mainly dry week ahead. Disconcerting considering parts of the area are in a moderate drought. #ilwx pic.twitter.com/IeDWIfpml6
— Tim McGill (@TMcGillWeather) August 29, 2020