It was only this past Sunday – a mere four days ago – that the temperature hit 97 degrees, but it all feels like a few months ago now as Chicago sits shivering in slippers and sweatshirts this Thursday.
Cloud cover will supplant the largely sunny skies in the Chicago area later Friday, and on Saturday, you’d be best advised to close all the windows and drape yourself in a blanket for the day.
The already chilly temperatures will be falling through the afternoon as a cold front passes through, to the point where the mercury won’t even crack the 50-degree mark on Saturday.
Rain is expected for the entire Chicago area Thursday afternoon, but temperatures are as warm as the 70s in some areas and as cold as the 40s in others.
The heat wave in March might as well have been last summer, as temperatures apropos of winter made a return overnight.
Those 80-degree days back in March seem like a distant memory now, as some people were spotted walking around in winter coats Tuesday and a freeze watch is in effect for the overnight hours.
This Cubs Opening Day won’t be setting any records for cold, but it will require a jacket – and your plants will require protection overnight as a freeze threatens the area.
The summerlike spell of 80-plus degree days last week might have led you to forget, but it is, in fact, still March.
This is the first day of meteorological spring, but the spring-like temperatures that predominated in the Chicago area 24 hours ago are history.
Cloud cover has replaced the intense sunshine of the morning hours, but temperatures will still be above average for the rest of the day Friday.
After a long stretch of cold, dreary and sometimes snowy days, it’s time to get outside and enjoy sunny and balmy conditions.
The temperatures are back up to the pleasant 40s this Wednesday afternoon, but you’ll be needing your umbrella.
The temperature will be cooling down in Chicago Friday evening, and there could be a little rain or even a flurry or two overnight.
Later this week, Chicago will mark the one-year anniversary the third heaviest blizzard in recorded history. But looking outside, you’d have no idea.
Snow and bitter cold will be coming later in the week, but on Monday, look for another day with unseasonable temperatures in the 40s.
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.
Conditions more befitting of late October than late December will continue for the rest of the day Thursday, with sunshine and temperatures rising to the mid-40s. But roads could be treacherous again Friday morning.