Today’s daily digit

A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.

10/10: Refreshing in the morning, warm in the afternoon, flawless throughout.

Express forecast

  • Today: Mostly sunny. Highs: Near 80.
  • Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows: 56 to 63.
  • Tomorrow: Partly sunny, perhaps a shower or storm late. Highs: 79 to 84.

Forecast in detail

This week is right up there among the nicest of the year. Almost every day is a winner with cool, crisp mornings and warm, sunny afternoons. A cool front passing Tuesday afternoon and evening could produce a few showers and storms, and there’s some uncertainty about the forecast for part of the weekend. But, otherwise, this week is close to perfect.

Today (Monday): From end to end, it’s a fantastic day. Grab a jacket when you get up and head out, but then enjoy the warm afternoon sunshine. Highs approach 80, but no worries about the humidity, with dew points from 50 to 55. Winds are light from the west at around 5 to 10 mph. Confidence: High

Tonight: Skies are initially clear but it’s a little warmer than previous nights as winds from the southwest draw in milder air and a bit more humidity. Lows range from the mid- to upper 50s in our cooler spots to the low to mid-60s downtown. Clouds could increase some toward morning. Confidence: High

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Tomorrow (Tuesday): Suddenly, it’s a bit summerlike as humidity levels rise (dew points into the mid-60s) and highs eclipse 80 in most spots. As a cold front approaches, clouds increase some and some scattered showers and storms could pop up, especially in our northern and northwest suburbs. Confidence: Medium-High

Tomorrow night: Scattered evening showers and storms are possible, progressing from northwest to southeast through the area. Then skies clear overnight with lows in the 50s. Confidence: Medium-High

A look ahead

Wednesday through Friday are absolutely sublime. Skies are mostly sunny each day with highs in the low 70s. Nights are clear and cool, with lows 45 to 50 in our cooler areas and 50 to 55 in the city. Confidence: Medium-High

The weekend may keep the streak of nice days going. However, the American (GFS) has hinted that a wave of low pressure could bring a period of rain either late Saturday or Sunday; other models show dry weather. Highs should continue in the 70s but could be a little cooler if there’s a spell of rainy weather. Lows range from 55 to 60. Confidence: Medium