We've only had a couple of days in mid-April where temperatures in northern Illinois barely reached into the lower 80s, but other than that it seems like this spring has been pretty chilly so far.

Major Warm-Up for Weekend Weather in Rockford

According to the current forecast from The Weather Channel, high temperatures around the Rockford region will be in the upper-70s to lower-80s through the weekend which will spark up some potential thunderstorms in the area.

Friday (5/5) the high is expected to be around 78 in Rockford with a 30 percent chance of showers on Friday night. Saturday's high will be 76 and a 60 percent of scattered thunderstorms on Saturday night (5/6) with a low of 61, according to the Weather Channel.

Thunderstorms are possible Sunday (5/7) when the high is expected to be in the mid-80s.

Weather Channel's extended forecast for Rockford has high temperatures remaining in the upper 70s and low 80s through Mother's Day weekend (Sunday, May 14).

Chicago Temps Will Be Much Cooler Along the Lake

The current forecast for Chicago has temperatures milder than what's expected in communities west of the city.

Weather Channel forecast shows high temperatures in the city of Chicago will be in the lower 70s through Sunday (5/7) and by Monday the high will be in the upper 60s. Then by Tuesday (5/9) the high is only expected to be in the upper 50's

There's a chance of rain in Chicago beginning Saturday night through Sunday night when there's a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms.

Rain chances will continue through Tuesday (5/9) in Chicago.

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