Heavy rains will return to the Chicago area by midweek, which will bring significantly cooler temperatures.
AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Edwards said a complex of thunderstorms will move into Chicago into the day on Wednesday with the potential for heavy rain and strong, gusty winds.
"The rain will keep temperatures in the 60s for much of Wednesday," he said.
It will be cloudy and cooler Wednesday afternoon with occasional rain and a thunderstorm in the area.
Thursday will see an improvement from Wednesday with partly sunny skies and highs moving back into the 70s.
"It'll turn drier again on Thursday with some sunshine and pleasant highs in the middle 70s," Edwards said.
High temperatures will return to the 70s on Friday as mostly cloudy conditions will be in store for the area.
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