While the sun will be blocked by clouds at times, rain will avoid much of the area through Sunday.
A wedge of dry air along the I-95 corridor will fight to keep rain away. Nothing more than a brief shower will pass through.
Temperatures will continue to be held a bit below normal as humidity remains low.
The weather will be ideal for most outdoor activities ranging from jogging, swimming and block parties to construction, yard work and painting projects.
Temperatures at night into the weekend will dip into the 50s in the northern and western suburbs but will stop in the 60s in urban areas and at the beach.
The air will turn somewhat more humid on Monday before a greater surge of warmth and humid occurs for Tuesday, returning temperatures to the 90-degree mark.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists are concerned for that steamy air to trigger strong thunderstorms later Thursday.
As a large storm rolls out of the Plains and Midwest, a swath of snow, ice and travel disruptions will extend into the Northeast beginning during the latter part of the weekend.
February's record cold is expected to weaken across the East and Midwest heading into the month of March.
The weekend is setting up to be a slippery and messy one across a large part of the Plains and Midwest as a new winter storm rolls northeastward.
Residents in Spokane, Washington, recently caught sight of the unique phenomenon known as "hole punch" clouds that cause a gaping hole in the otherwise cloudy sky.
The week kicked off with a heavy snow expanding across areas of the Four Corners states before striking the South with snow and ice, causing treacherous travel from Shreveport, Louisiana, to Memphis, Tennessee.
Snowshoers across the country will descend upon Eau Claire, Wisconsin, from Feb. 27 to March 1 to compete in the 2015 U.S. National Snowshoe Championships.
Harrisburg, IL (1999)
A thunderstorm wind gust to 80 mph causing a roof to be blown off a house and a car to be blown off the road.
New England (1717)
First of a series of storms of The Great Snow which finally left about 36" on ground, held Boston snowbound for 3 weeks. Great barometric depression moved across Arkansas, Tennessee, Missouri and Illinois. Lowest pressure 28.71" at Springfield, IL.