Friday, July 28
Beach hazards statement in effect as the weekend gets underway. NE winds bring dangerous waves, rip currents along the Illinois/Indiana lakeshore. Patchy low clouds to start the day, most extensive near lake Michigan. Temps hover in the 60-65 degree range. Turning breezy. NE winds increase to 15-20 mph by noon-higher gusts along the lake. Clouds scatter by midday, becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. Temps peak in the low 80s far west/south sections, but hold near 70 lakeside. Clear and comfortably cool overnight. Lows dip to the upper 50s in the suburbs, mid 60s downtown.
Saturday, July 29
NE flow continues to supply the area with pleasant temps and dry, low dew point air. Generous sunshine warms inland areas to near 80 degrees, low 70s at the beaches.
Sunday, July 30
High pressure settles into the region. Patchy high clouds drift over the area, but sunshine abounds. Temps warm a bit to mid 80s inland, upper 70s lakeside. NE winds 10 mph.
Monday, July 31
Pleasant, summer weather persists as high pressure parks over the Midwest. Seasonably warm with low humidity. Highs 80 lake/mid-upper 80s inland. Light, mainly E-NE winds.
Tuesday, Aug. 1
Slow warming continues under mostly sunny skies. Temps reach the upper 80s most areas, but light SW winds turn onshore near the lake, lowering beach temps to the upper 70s.
Wednesday, Aug. 2
SW winds at 10-15 mph bring an increase in humidity. Scattered t-storms possible late in the day, as temps rise to around 90 degrees. Storms become more likely at night.
Thursday, Aug. 3
Weak front settles across the area bringing considerable cloudiness. Warm, rather muggy air fuels periodic T-storms in the vicinity of this boundary. Light winds.