Chicago kicks off the Independence Day weekend with plenty of sunshine and summer temperatures.
On Saturday, the area will be mostly to partially sunny with peaks in the mid-1980s and 1970s on the lakeshore, according to the NBC 5 Storm Team.
Sunday will likely be the same, but warmer. The Chicago area should see peaks in the 1980s, although the weather is cooler by the lake.
The next chance of showers will come on July 4. Clouds could increase on Monday with a chance of showers and storms, meteorologists predict.
Scattered showers and storms are likely to continue for the next few days, with temperatures in the 80s.