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Wet, stormy weekend on tap

Wet, stormy weekend on tap
A few stalwarts use umbrellas to brave Saturday's rainy weather on a tour boat seen from Michigan Avenue bridge. (Dan Shumski, Chicago Tribune)

It'll be rainy, stormy and warm today in the Chicago-area, with the chance for the heaviest weekend rain since last November.

, noting that a storm system heading this direction from the Southwest has already resulted in heavy rain in Las Vegas and heavy snow in Colorado. And strong winds accompanying that storm will put the area at risk for some severe thunderstorms that include drenching rains.

There's even a chance that some of those storms could spawn tornadoes as they cross the Midwest,

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The slow-moving storm and accompanying rain will likely last through much of today and tomorrow before clearing out completely by Monday.

that 2.5 to 3 inches of rain could fall before the weekend is over.

Temperatures are expected to rise into the 60s tonight, with the day's high likely to occur after dark, Skilling said.

, with highs in the 60s every day.

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