As Paradise Bay in the Lombard Park district prepares to reopen at full capacity on Friday in conjunction with the state’s reopening, Marketing and Communications Officer Nicole Kondraschow has a reminder for water park enthusiasts – n ‘ don’t forget the sunscreen.
With 90+ temperatures projected through Sunday, they would do well to heed his warning during what will likely be a banner weekend at suburban beaches, water facilities, fairs, festivals and other venues. outdoor where people will gather for the grand reopening of Illinois.
From customer response to its smooth opening this week, Paradise Bay is likely to be a popular spot this weekend. Starting Friday, the water park – featuring multiple slides, zero and deep pools, fountains, water jets and a diving well – will be able to operate at full capacity, which Kondraschow says. , has 1,029 clients.
“We are excited,” she said.
National Weather Service meteorologist Brett Borchardt describes the next few days as “a quintessential summer weekend”.
“It will be hot and humid with the risk of scattered showers and thunderstorms,” he said.
While rain could be a threat on Saturday, Borchardt calls the forecast precipitation “common garden-like thunderstorms”, which will last an hour or two at most if they occur.
Unfortunately, the current drought is looming.
“It is safe to say that we are concerned,” said Borchardt, who added that precipitation since March 1 has been 8 inches below normal.
“If we don’t get a lot of rain over the next few weeks, the drought will get worse,” said Borchardt, who anticipates a turning point in the next few weeks.
“It’s not as bad as it was in 2012,” he said, “but we’re starting to get down that road.”