Chicago: Cooler, Less Humid to Close Out Week

By Brian Lada, Meteorologist
July 25, 2014; 1:49 AM ET
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The second half of the week looks to be noticeably cooler and less humid in the Chicago area.

Storms that pushed through the area made an impact to area beaches as well. The cooler winds caused rip currents to form making for potentially life-threatening conditions in local waters.

Rip current warnings were issued by the National Weather Service and local beaches were closed as the storms created dangerous water conditions.

High temperatures will be within a few degrees of 75 F each day through Friday, nearly 10 degrees below normal for this time of year.

Showers or thunderstorms return for Friday.

If you have outdoor plans on Friday, the morning hours may be the better time to get them accomplished as the afternoon holds a higher chance for a shower or thunderstorm to move through.

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More seasonable conditions are forecast to return for the weekend with highs in the 80s, an uptick in humidity and a shower or thunderstorm around both on Saturday and Sunday.

A typical high temperature for this time of year is 84 F.

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