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Awesome August Weather Hangs Around

Clean up continues for many in the aftermath of Monday's storms. The powerful derecho that ripped through the area ending up spawning seven tornadoes. The city of Chicago was not immune with an EF-1 confirmed tornado touching down in Rogers Park. Winds were as strong as 110 mph and the path length from the twisters was three miles long.

Awesome August weather for the next few days with plenty of sunshine and only moderate humidity levels. Today's highs should be around or just a bit above average with highs in the middle 80s but closer to 80° at the lakefront. A warmer weekend is coming with higher levels of humidity but for now it's splendid summer weather with abundant sunshine.

No rain in the forecast until Saturday but only a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm then. The best chance of any rain over the next 10 days in late Tuesday and Wednesday and then the following Friday.

We will be warming up into the weekend with highs in the upper 80s but cooler weather could be coming for much of next week. Highs for much of next week will stay in the 70s with lows dipping into the 50s. The 6-10 day temperature probability forecast has us outlooked for cooler than average temperatures overall from August 17th through the 21st. The 8-14 day forecast flips us back to being favored for above average from August 19th through the 25th.

Here is my 7 day forecast:

Today: Mostly sunny High: 85 (78 Lakefront)

Thursday: Mostly sunny Low: 68 High: 87 (79 Lakefront)

Friday: Partly/mostly sunny Low: 69 High: 86 (80 Lakefront)

Saturday: Partly cloudy, isolated shower/t-storm possible Low: 70 High: 88 (83 Lakefront)

Sunday: Partly cloudy, sct. showers/t-storms possible Low: 69 High: 86 (80 Lakefront)

Monday: Mostly sunny Low: 66 High: 78

Tuesday: Partly cloudy, sct. shower/t-storm possible Low: 59 High: 77



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