Memorial Day Weekend Forecast: Warm, humid and rainy


It'll be warm, breezy and muggy for our Saturday; there's a chance for a few storms to pop up in the early afternoon, then again in the late afternoon. FOX 5's Mike Thomas says the system that brought severe weather to the mid-west could bring strong storms to our area between the 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. hours. This is critical knowledge to have since warnings are issued for counties. It marked Chicago's 17th day with measurable rain this month this month, and with a week to go and the wet pattern continuing, the May, 1947 record of 20 days with measurable rain appears to be in jeopardy.

The skies clear into early Friday morning. Highs this afternoon will be in the mid to upper 80s.

Temperatures are expected to be mild throughout the weekend as they climb into the 70s.

The front half of each weekend day (Saturday and Sunday) will be the best time to get outdoors. Temperatures are a touch lower, with readings in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees.

On Sunday, temperatures will push 86 degrees.

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But this year's Memorial Day isn't expected to break a record.

And though area beaches will be opening for the season this weekend, residents should take precautions before jumping into Lake Michigan.

According to the National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center Kansas City has a moderate risk of excessive rainfall Saturday. Saturday will be "a little on the cool side", Dombek said, with a high of 72.

"We are not expecting any rip currents at this point", Donofrio said.