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Perfect Sunny, Warm Weather On Tap For This Weekend

 Chicago can expect a spring with warmer than usual weather, a meteorologist said.
Chicago can expect a spring with warmer than usual weather, a meteorologist said.
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DOWNTOWN — This weekend should have perfectly warm, sunny weather without feeling too hot.

The skies are expected to be relatively clear with temperatures hovering in the 70s throughout the weekend, said Ricky Castro, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

"It just looks really nice," Castro said. "There's not much else we can say."

But the beach could see hazardous weather, Castro warned: Waves could reach 4-7 feet Friday and stay around 3-6 feet Saturday morning before dropping in the afternoon. Strong currents are possible, too, Castro said, and people should "heed ... warnings" from officials. 

Information about the beaches and if they're open is available online.

Friday will be "a little breezy" with temperatures in the 70s, Castro said. The day will start out partly cloudy and the skies will clear out by the afternoon.

On Saturday, temperatures will stick around the mid-70s along the lakefront and rise to the upper 70s further west in the city, Castro said. The day will be mostly sunny.

Sunday "looks much quieter," Castro said, with temperatures in the 70s along the lakefront and low humidity. There will be "plenty of sunshine," Castro said.

"Both days will be beautiful," Castro said. "Especially considering the weather we've had lately ... [we'll have more] pleasant temperatures, plenty of sunny than we've had in quite a while."

The normal high temperature for this time of year in Chicago is 84 degrees.