A dramatic shift in Chicago’s weather is on the way. We’ll be moving away from the wet, colder than normal pattern which has dominated so much of Spring 2022.

A formidable early summer-level dome of warm/hot air will move over the central U.S. next week.

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It’s a change which in practical terms will take us from Friday’s windy, wet March-level temp regime to unseasonable July-level warmth next week.

Temps next week are to average more 24-degrees warmer than this week with daytime highs expected to include a Tuesday high temp nearing 90 degrees.

Today:  Mostly sunny & milder– especially inland. NE 10-15 mph. Air quality is good for Chicago and most of the Midwest. High 63, mid 50s lakeside. 

Tonight: Mostly clear & seasonally chilly. NE 5-10 mph. Mid 40s

Sunday: Sunny morning with increasing clouds & warmer. Cooler lakeside. SE 10-20 mph
High 70 inland, mid 60s near the lake. 

Extended outlook: summer-like warmth takes over this coming week. Temps in the mid to upper 80s and near record highs. Slight chance of isolated t’storms starting Tuesday afternoon. We could see our first 90s of the year away from the lake. Average first 90s happen closer to the end of the month (5/29)