CHICAGO (CBS) — Saturday will be sunny, warm and breezy with a high of 68 degrees.

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High pressure for the weekend will deliver very dry, breezy and sunny conditions with temperatures well above average in the 60s and 70s.
There is also an elevated fire danger this weekend due to low humidity and breezy conditions. There will be plenty of zaps from the static electricity in the air.

Monday through Friday will usher in a chance of showers or thunderstorms each day as a series of disturbances pass the area. Temperatures next week will still run above average, in the 60s and 70s, but much cooler air arrives for next weekend.

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Forecast:
Saturday: Sunny, warm, and breezy with very low humidity. HIGH: 68
Saturday night: Clear skies. LOW: 46
Easter Sunday: Mostly sunny and unseasonably warm. HIGH: 73
Monday: Cloudy, warm, isolated showers and T-storms. HIGH: 43
Tuesday: Cloudy, warm isolated shower or T-Storm. HIGH: 71
Wednesday: Cloudy with rain and T-Storms. HIGH: 65

CBS 2 Chicago Staff