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Tuesday, March 28

Winds off the 40-degree waters of Lake Michigan make for a chilly day. Cloudiness shrouds the area, with patchy drizzle possible early. Temps hover in the upper 30s and low 40s at daybreak. Skies turn partly sunny in afternoon. Temps west, south of city approach 50, but NE winds at 10 to 20 mph limit most of area to highs in low and mid 40s. Partly cloudy through evening, then high clouds arrive overnight. Nighttime readings dip to the mid 30s west-north, but hold near 40 downtown.

Wednesday, March 29

Filtered sun fades as afternoon clouds thicken. Dry through the evening, then rain reaches the area after midnight. Highs low 40s lakeside, low 50s inland. NE winds.

Thursday, March 30

Unpleasant. Low pressure passing south brings chilling E winds to 25 mph, and a soaking rain. Some rumbles of thunder possible. Rain diminishes to drizzle at night.

Friday, March 31

Rain system heads east, but clouds and spotty showers/drizzle remain much of the day. Continued cool. Area temps again hold in the 40s. NE winds 15-25 mph diminish late.

Saturday, April 1

April brings moderating temps as high pressure builds across the Midwest. Ample sunshine helps temps reach the low 50s inland, but light NE winds keep the lakefront cooler.

Sunday, April 2

Clouds and possible light showers or sprinkles accompany the passage of a weak front. Light winds become E-NE around 10 mph. Partial clearing late, or at night.

Monday, April 3

High clouds overspread the area, but rain is expected to stay S-W of the area for the Sox home opener. High temps from low-mid 50s SW suburbs, to mid 40s downtown/north.