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Frequent showers to follow mild, dry Easter

It won't be as warm as last year's Easter Sunday 79-degree high, but with temperatures in the mid-60s coupled with abundant sunshine, Easter 2015 promises to be a delightful one.

The only drawback will be gusty southwest winds in conjunction with low humidity, and the dry, but still dormant area vegetation that creates a high potential for wildfires.

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This has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a rare fire weather watch for the Chicago area. The fire threat, a product of the dry spring to date, looks to be short-lived as the week ahead has all the earmarks of becoming a wet one. A series of storm systems will traverse the Midwest, bringing multiple significant threats for showers and thunderstorms. Several days of east and northeast winds will also tend to keep temperature readings on the lower side, especially in areas near the lake.

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