7-Day forecast

Friday. July 20

Slow-moving storm system just to our north brings unsettled weather.
Mostly cloudy, mild to start the day. Overnight showers linger in some areas. Daybreak temps hover in the upper 60s most areas.
Breezy. SW-W winds increase to 15 to 25 mph during the morning.
Variably cloudy. Though clouds tend to dominate area skies, periods of sun help boost temps to near 80 in the afternoon.
New bands of showers/ t-storms flare during the afternoon and evening.
Becoming partly cloudy overnight.

Saturday. July 21

Areas of sun quickly fill with clouds as temps rise to the upper 70s. Cool air aloft keeps the atmosphere unstable, leading to a chance of showers, t-storms, especially in the afternoon. NW winds 15-25 mph.

Sunday. July 22

 Breezy and cool for the third week of July. Clouds continue to circulate around sluggish low pressure to the east. Showers possible at times. Highs 70 lakeside, near 80 well inland. NE winds 20-25 mph.

Monday. July 23

Pleasant. Ample sunshine returns as high pressure moves across the western Great lakes. NE winds diminish to 10-15 mph. Afternoon temps reach the low-mid 80s inland, but hold in the 70s near the lake.

Tuesday. July 24

Continued mostly sunny. Seasonably warm most sections. Temps climb to the upper 80s far W-S suburbs, but hold in the mid 70s at the lakeshore, courtesy of light NE winds.

Wednesday. July 25

Cooler, rather breezy and less humid air arrives in the wake of an overnight cold front. Some scattered clouds midday, otherwise sunny. Highs hold mainly in the 70s. NW winds 15-20 mph.

Thursday. July 26

Cooler, rather breezy and less humid air arrives in the wake of an overnight cold front. Some scattered clouds midday, otherwise sunny. Highs hold mainly in the 70s. NW winds 15-20 mph.