Gradual Warmup in Store for Chicago

By Courtney Spamer, Meteorologist
September 7, 2013; 3:25 AM ET
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After a few days of sunshine, things will be heating up in time for the weekend.

After a cold front that pushed through early in the week, much of the Midwest has been enjoying the sun and temperatures near 80 degrees.

The warm weather continued for Chicago with sunshine through Thursday, where temperatures dipped into the mid-70s.

High pressure will remain in place over the area, sliding to the east a little by little each day.

Because of this, temperatures will be warmed up to 86 degrees Friday. To end the weekend, a storm coming out of the northern Plains will approach the area, bringing the chance of rain for the first time since Sept. 1.

The passing of this storm will have a slight cooling effect, but temperatures will remain a few degrees above average and in the lower 80s for next week.

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