Chicago city residents might need a light jacket later in the day Thursday, but areas farther west will continue to experience summertime temperatures in what is technically still winter.
The temperature Wednesday will climb to surpass the balmy conditions seen across the area a day earlier.
Clouds and patchy fog will continue through the afternoon, as temperatures once again top out in the 40s.
On this 45th anniversary of the infamous blizzard of 1967, conditions in Chicago are calm and mild, with temperatures expected to hit the 40s.
It seems that we’ll likely be denied a white Christmas this year, but snow is in the forecast for Thursday afternoon.
Unseasonably pleasant temperatures in the 50s will give way Monday afternoon to conditions more typical for this time of year as a cold front comes through.
Strong winds and high waves along the Lake Michigan shore are expected to move into the Chicago area with a Thursday afternoon cold front.
In the coming week – and for the second time in as many weeks – the conditions will change from those of July to October in a matter of days.
Get ready for a day that would even seem hot by the standards of mid-July.
The beaches will soon be closing, the summer festivals are winding down, and parents are preparing to send their kids back to school. But you wouldn’t know it by stepping outside.