Saturday Forecast: Foggy and rainy morning, partly sunny skies in the afternoon

Today: Areas with fog and drizzle to start partly sunny skies in the afternoon. We will be near the record high of 86. Air quality mostly good with moderate AQI foci in some places in the Midwest and Chicagoland.

Wind from S / SE 5-15 mph. Highs about 80 inland, 70 lowest by the lake.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers / isolated thunderstorms overnight. Winds from the south rise 10-20 mph. Very mild lows in the upper 60s.

Full forecast details and expanded perspective on the WGN Meteorological Center Blog

Sunday: Very warm and windy. Partly sunny skies and a bit muggy. S 10-20, G40 mph. Highs close to record 86. Lows highs 80 indoors, mid-70s by the lake.

The extended outlook calls for this October heat to last through Monday, as showers and thunderstorms march from the S / SW along with gusty winds. Some of Monday’s storms can be strong to severe. Highs remain in the 70s above normal most of the week with the most likely periods of rain Monday through Tuesday and again Thursday through Friday.

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