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Saturday, 9/25
Seasonable and dry as fair weather high pressure moves across the mid-Mississippi valley. Bright, but a bit chilly start to the day. Temps from mid 40s outlying suburbs to mid 50s downtown at daybreak. WNW winds 10-20 mph gradually turn SW in the afternoon. Sunshine dominates much of the day though mid/high-level clouds increase during the afternoon. Temps rise steadily, reaching late day highs in the low 70s. Partly cloudy, not as chilly overnight.

Sunday, 9/26
Push of warmer air arrives on stout SW winds gusting at times to 30 mph. Enough sun filters through mid/high clouds to boost temps to around 80 degrees. Partly cloudy, mild overnight.

Monday, 9/27
A few passing clouds, otherwise sunny and warm. Afternoon temps reach the low-mid 80s. SW winds 15-25 mph diminish in the afternoon. Cooler air arrives later in the day as winds turn NE.

Tuesday, 9/28
Some patchy clouds early, otherwise mostly sunny. Somewhat cooler, especially lakeside. Temps peak in the low 80s far W-S but hold in the low 70s at the beaches. NE-E winds 10-15 mph.

Wednesday, 9/29
Little change. High pressure over the Great Lakes provides abundant sunshine. Temps again climb to the low 80s well inland, with low 70s lakeside. SE-E winds 10-15 mph.

Thursday, 9/30
September closes warm and dry. Rain threat stays to our west, though some clouds reach the area at times. Highs around 80 inland, low 70s along the lake. SE winds 10-15 mph.

Friday, 10/1
High pressure Great Lakes to New England keeps rain at bay. Periods of high clouds drift in from showers ongoing well to the west. Highs around 80 S to low 70s N. Shore. SE winds 10-20 mph.

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