After weeks of cloudy, cold and wet weather in Chicago, the region is experiencing its first fully sunny and warm day since the end of March.
According to the NBC 5 Storm team, Chicago will have 0% cloud cover on Saturday. The last days deemed “sunny” were April 14, when cloud cover was 30%, and March 27, which saw 10% cloud cover.
Saturday will start with temperatures between 40 and 50 before rising to highs in the 60s. Meteorologists say the area will likely experience sunny skies throughout the day and cooler temperatures along the lake.
Temperatures are expected to rise on Sunday, with highs in the 60s, although some will experience windy conditions.
Then, at the start of the work week, it will start to feel like summer.
The region will experience unusual heat for several days, with temperatures in the 80s and some areas even approaching 90 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
Warmer conditions will set in on Monday, with high temperatures nearing 80 degrees. It will be even hotter on Tuesday as a high of 86 degrees is expected.
Wednesday will be another hot day, with temperatures in the mid to high 80s. The summery conditions aren’t going away anytime soon as the heat will continue into Thursday and Friday.
After that, there may be precipitation on the horizon.
Saturday is set to see a high temperature of 80 degrees with the possibility of showers.