Nice Friday; some weekend thunder chances

Comfortable Friday with storms possible late Saturday

Fri highs 7pm
Forecast high temperatures Friday
National Weather Service

We’ll enjoy temperatures below 90 and with more comfortable dew points Friday and Saturday. The risk of some showers and thunder increases late Saturday.

A dry, more comfortable break

Friday will be frankly, gorgeous. Highs will be in the 70s north, low to mid-80s south, and importantly, lower dew points in the 40s and 50s.

Fri dews
Forecast dew points Friday
National Weather Service

Saturday will again be comfortable but high clouds will increase late in the day ahead of possible thunderstorms.

Sat highs 7pm
Forecast high temperatures Saturday
National Weather Service

Thunderstorm chances over the holiday weekend

The long holiday weekend will not be 100 percent dry. But, for those needing rain it likely also will not completely deliver. Late Saturday into Saturday night brings the chance of at least some spotty shower and thunder activity.

sat precip 7pm
Forecast precipitation 4 a.m. Saturday to Sunday 1 p.m.
College of DuPage Weather

The Fourth of July holiday (Monday) itself also has a risk of some thunderstorms.

mon precip 7pm
Forecast precipitation 4 a.m. Monday to 4 a.m. Tuesday (European model)
College of DuPage Weather

The nature of any shower/thunder activity in this pattern is hit and miss rather than an all-day or night washout, so, by far, there will be many more dry hours with some sun than rainy hours.

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