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Weather to improve as tropical rains head east

7-day forecast: Breezy and cool, a warmup into the workweek

Moisture brought north by the remnant circulation of tropical storm Gordon continues to bring overcast skies and occasional rain to portions of the southern and eastern Midwest. As the storm system heads toward the lower Great Lakes on Sunday and Monday, skies will begin to clear across northern Illinois and northwest Indiana, leading to a more pleasant start to the workweek.

Another aspect of this system has been a brisk east-to-northeast wind flow. Sprawling high pressure to the north and low pressure to our south has set up a corridor of 20 to 30 mph winds responsible for whipping up waves as high as 8 feet along Chicago's lakefront. A beach hazard advisory remains in effect from southeast Wisconsin, into northwest Indiana, where dangerous rip currents are likely into early Monday. Winds are expected to begin easing Sunday night, with the improving trend continuing Monday.

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