Cooler weather conditions are in store through the weekend, especially near Lake Michigan. A lake enhanced front will result in brisk northerly winds over and near Lake Michigan today, with high waves and dangerous swim conditions at Lake Michigan beaches. It will still be seasonably warm well inland on Friday and Saturday, but then a another cold frontal passage Saturday night will knock inland highs down to the 70s on Sunday. Thunderstorms are possible Saturday evening and overnight with the frontal passage.
A windy day is in store for Lake Michigan today. Dangerous swim conditions can be expected at the beaches due to life threatening waves and currents. Adhere to beach closure information. For beach forecasts, visit: https://www.weather.gov/greatlakes/beachhazards#lot and for nearshore forecasts, visit http://www.weather.gov/chicago/marine. Check http://www.cpdbeaches.com for the status of Chicago beaches.
US Weather Maps Today and Tomorrow
Partly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 60 by 4pm. North wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. North wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. East northeast wind 10 to 15 mph.
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 60. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
A 20 percent chance of showers before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 73. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57.
Sunny, with a high near 75.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 59.
Sunny, with a high near 74.
Mostly clear, with a low around 58.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 77.
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.