It’s still technically summer for a few more days, but temperatures on Tuesday are a far cry even from the conditions Chicago saw back in March around St. Patrick’s Day.
Balmy conditions in the 50s will be back on Tuesday, but it’s still going to feel like winter for the rest of this Pulaski Day Monday.
Conditions will remain seasonably chilly Wednesday, but cloudy skies will give way to sunshine as the afternoon goes on.
Conditions are expected to remain calm with mostly sunny skies and a high of 38. And on Thursday, the high climbs to a pleasant 46.
Temperatures will stay colder than we have seen in recent days, as skies remain cloudy with the occasional peek of sunshine.
The balmy 70-degree temperatures we saw on Sunday are a distant memory now, as a cold snap sets in and leaves temperatures hovering mostly in the 30s for the next couple of days.
With Chicagoans used to hot summer temperatures, it was a shock to the system to find temperatures in the 30s and wind chill values below freezing in some areas.
Contrary to the old saying, March seems to be going out like a lion this year.
Technically, it is now spring, but this being Chicago, it should come as no surprise that winter weather will make a return in the coming days.