Showers possible Friday as heat and humidity build for the weekend


CHICAGO — The heat and humidity is on as we head into the weekend.

Friday will see a 20% chance of showers and storms during the day with a high temp of 88 expected..

Friday night will bring a 20% chance of showers and storms with partly cloudy conditions. Low: 74.

Saturday will have hazy sun, hot and humid. Scattered thunderstorms begin building in the afternoon, most prominently toward or just beyond 1p.m., some potentially strong or severe.

High temps predicted to be 91, but peak heat indices in the 96 to 102 range. 30% to 50% afternoon storm coverage likely.

More storms possible Saturday night, some possibly heavy or severe and ending late.

Sunday and Monday will see a good deal of sunshine, hazy and with hot and humid afternoons and evening. Only a slight chance of an isolated thunderstorm. Highs Sunday and Monday will be 92, but closer to 84 at the beaches.

Saturday’s high set to be 91 degrees with a feels like temp of 99 degrees. Showers and storms possible Saturday evening.

Full forecast details and extended outlook at the WGN Weather Center blog

Full forecast details at the WGN Weather Center

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