90-degree temps on the way for busy Chicago weekend

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The temperatures are heating up and thunderstorms are possible ahead of a busy weekend in Chicago, including the Air & Water Show and the Crosstown Classic at U.S. Cellular Field.

The warmup begins Thursday, with high temperatures reaching up to 87 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. There is a 30 percent chance of storms late Thursday into early Friday, mostly after 1 a.m.

On Friday, the practice day for the Air & Water Show and the first game of the Crosstown Classic on the South Side, the temperatures will reach a high of 89 degrees with a 30 percent chance of showers and storms.

Saturday is expected to be mostly sunny with temperatures holding steady in the high 80s.

On Sunday, the area is expected to see 90 degrees for only the sixth time this summer, according to the weather service. Only five days have been at or above 90 through mid-August.

A cool-down of sorts should start Monday with a strong chance of thunderstorms ahead of a front that will drop temperatures to 85 on Monday and 79 on Tuesday.

The heat is coming just in time for a busy late-summer weekend, with The 57th annual Air & Water Show 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; and the Cubs-Sox series at 3:10 p.m. Friday; 6:10 p.m. Saturday; and 1:10 p.m. Sunday.

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