Chicago weather: Much-needed rain on the way, but it may impact weekend plans

As the latest drought monitor reveals a moderate drought covering most of the Chicago area, dry conditions are anticipated to persist until the weekend.

However, relief is on the horizon as rain is forecasted to make a return on Sunday.

For Thursday night, skies will remain mostly clear, contributing to comfortable sleeping conditions, with lows dipping into the lower 50s.

Friday will see hazy sunshine prevailing throughout the day, accompanied by slightly warmer temperatures as highs reach around 80 degrees.


The warmth intensifies on Saturday as warmer air builds in, pushing temperatures into the mid-80s. However, a significant change is in store as a cold front approaches, bringing rain and cooler air for Sunday and Monday.

On Sunday, temperatures will struggle to climb, with highs reaching only around 70 degrees.

Residents and farmers alike will be eagerly anticipating the much-needed rainfall on Sunday, which should help alleviate the ongoing drought conditions.

It is advised to stay updated with the latest weather forecasts and be prepared for potential changes in outdoor plans due to the expected rain and cooler temperatures on Sunday and Monday.