Well, if you aren't a fan of cooler and cloudy weather, the upcoming week will feature plenty of weather right up your alley. For the next week or so, there doesn't appear to be a single day where temperatures will be below average. That is a complete turnaround from the upper 40's we have seen over the last few days. The warmest days will likely be Saturday and Monday. Each of those afternoons will feature temperatures eclipsing the 70-degree mark. A few locations could easily see middle 70's if more sunshine develops than what is currently expected.
Even when temperatures don't hit 70°, middle and even upper 60's are forecast across northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Sunday will be the coolest day of the next week behind Saturday's cold front. However, upper 50's are still above average for this time of year. Over the course of the next week, the average high temperature will range from roughly 55° to 56°. Additionally, our overnight lows will likely stay at or above 40° through this entire period of warmer weather.
There are a few caveats to this warmth, though. First, there will be strong -- at times, very strong -- winds on both Friday and Monday. But it's those strong southerly winds that will be ushering in the warmer air. Secondly, it appears there will be more clouds than sun on most days. That does not mean skies will be overcast, but there will likely not be a day where there will be more sun than clouds.