To date, for the month of August, Chicago's precipitation numbers are nearly 2 inches below normal. The Chicago area's lack of rainfall production stems from a number of factors including unfavorable storm tracks and a persistent high pressure system over the region. The dry weather regime which has plagued the area will continue through midweek with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 80s to lower 90s. The next best chance for rain comes late Wednesday and Thursday. Overall, the weather pattern over the Chicago area looks to remain dry and uneventful over the next week with slight chances for storms Wed. night/Thursday and again on Sunday.
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