By Robb Ellis

CHICAGO (CBS) — Winds were gusty Thursday, but diminished in the evening.

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According to CBS 2 meteorologist Robb Ellis, issues on the lake were set to persist for some time.

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Then get ready for one of the nicest weekends of the year so far!

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A Wind Advisory for the area expired at 7 p.m. A Lakeshore Flood Advisory expires at 11 a.m. Friday

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Tonight: Clearing and Breezy. Low 28.

Tomorrow: Sunny. High 49.

Extended Forecast: Sunshine for the weekend! And we’re warming up. Mid 50s for Saturday and low 60s for Sunday. Then temps stay near 60 next week.

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