Wednesday will be a perfect day to take your lunch outside, or maybe even take an extended lunch. Temperatures will be comfortable by noon with sunshine and a light southeast breeze. Get your fill of the sunshine, because we'll have some cloudier days coming up that linger into the weekend.
An incoming disturbance will bring chance for rain after midnight as a warm front slides south of the area. Rain with embedded storms will continue into Thursday morning and early afternoon. But the front will stall across southern Illinois, and rain will be focused ahead of that for the rest of Thursday. Rain totals will amount to about .50-.75" by Thursday afternoon.
By Friday that front will lift north over northern Illinois as a warm front, and will bring highs near 70°. But, it will also bring a chance for showers and storms ahead of it, especially Friday evening. There is a chance though we could get a few showers or storms by the late afternoon.
Saturday will stay fairly dry, there is a small chance for rain, but once again rain and storms are more likely in the evening with incoming cold front. Temperatures though on Saturday will climb into the mid 70's as we sit in the 'warm sector. It will be cooler but still very nice for Easter Sunday with a little more sunshine and highs in the upper 60's.