Chicago Weather: Keep The Umbrella Handy

CBS 2 meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has a check on the extended forecast.

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IRIKA SARGENT: Gray, gloomy, you can barely even see it. This Thursday afternoon, Mary Kay is here tracking more of the same, Mary Kay.

MARY KAY KLEIST: Yeah, we had a wet commute this morning. Another one this afternoon. Daley Plaza is wet for anybody that's trying to make that commute home. And temperatures have been falling with the rain cooled air. 57 is where we stand right now. Winds are out of the south at 5 miles per hour. So we do have some steady light rain in most places-- Kankakee in Aurora and the mid 50s. 57 degrees right now for you in Joliet. So yes, showers, they're actually lifting to the north. We have one batch here around O'Hare. This is starting to step closer to Lake County.

Another batch here riding along 88. That's going to keep things wet there. And a third line here moving through Ottawa. So all of that is moving due north. You can see it here when I put this into motion. Thick cloud cover too. But when we look downstream for later this evening, I think we're going to get a little bit of drier air, so the rain is going to relax just a bit. But it comes right back at us tomorrow morning because the center of this storm, which is cut off from the jet stream and just wobbling in place, is starting to send more rain. So that will be our rain as we get into tomorrow.

So this evening, scattered light showers. And then things taper off at 10:00 PM. But in the morning, again, you'll need that umbrella for the morning rush. Temperatures in the low 50s, maybe some upper 40s to start. And then in the afternoon, we're hoping some drier air sneaks in before the next system comes. And on Saturday, that rain chance goes up to 80% and we're hoping the rain moves away by midday Sunday, to at least give us some dry time this weekend. So here's how it plays out. This sluggish area of low pressure starts jogging north. We get that return flow tomorrow of scattered showers.

Tomorrow night-Saturday morning, we're in between these two systems. But by Saturday afternoon, I think thunderstorms will be an issue southeast of I55 as low pressure targets the Ohio Valley and we start really getting some rain there on the backside of that low. So between now and noon on Sunday, we could see a good inch maybe two inches of rain in spots, depending on who gets under those downpours. So we are watching for rain to ramp up all over again on Saturday night. That is the heaviest chance of rain that we have. Sunday morning, maybe a shower early. Hoping for some clearing. Brad and Irika, this weekend, temperatures in the upper 50s Saturday and then 62 on Sunday.