After a cloudy end to the work week that saw scattered showers in parts of the Chicago area on Friday, a more widespread rain event is expected to kick off over the weekend.
The day doesn’t start out soggy, with temperatures in the upper 40s and a few peaks of sunshine visible by mid-morning.
That begins to change in the late morning, when a westerly system begins to bring precipitation to the area, with Chicago likely to see precipitation by 11 a.m.
Temperatures are expected to climb into the mid-50s by early afternoon, when widespread rainfall is most likely on Saturday, with west and southwest winds up to 20 miles per hour .
Cloud cover will remain throughout the afternoon when the widespread precipitation begins to dissipate. While the last hours of Saturday should be drier, a few scattered showers are still expected in the evening.
Unfortunately for those longing for summer temperatures, Sunday is expected to bring cloudy skies and cool temperatures, with precipitation likely later in the day.
Similar conditions are expected on Monday, with showers and wind expected for much of the day, with temperatures likely not to exceed the upper 40 degrees.
A bit of a warm-up will start from there, with the current forecast from NBC 5’s Storm team showing that temperatures will likely hit the low 60s by Wednesday.