Summerlike Warmth Returns to Chicago

By Jillian MacMath, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
October 1, 2013; 3:00 AM ET
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Summerlike warmth will kick off the month of October in Chicago, with temperatures forecast to soar to the 80 degree mark.

The first of these unseasonable temperatures arrived Tuesday afternoon with abundant sunshine.

Wednesday will follow suit with sunny skies and high temperatures hitting the 80-degree mark in the afternoon, before falling to a mild mid-60 degree temperature in the evening.

Showers and thunderstorms will arrive on this night and are forecast to stick around over the next couple of days.

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Despite the shower and thunderstorms, the warmth will continue into Thursday and Friday.

Those looking to get outside should do so in the midweek, as temperatures will cool into the mid- to high 60s to start the weekend.

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