The Memorial Day weekend with temperatures that would have felt hot even in July is a memory now, as the mercury drops to levels reminiscent of late March Wednesday afternoon.
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.
The heat wave in March might as well have been last summer, as temperatures apropos of winter made a return overnight.
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.
A high-pressure ridge is keeping the skies clear and sunny, but temperatures will remain nippy throughout the day and the rest of the work week.
The snow is done falling, but conditions remain chilly and dreary until the next system brings rain on Wednesday.
Conditions remain clear and dry, but cold, for the remainder of the day.
Thursday’s brutal cold temperatures were expected to usher in as many as eight inches of snow Friday for some areas.
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Chicagoans no longer have the luxury of living in denial of winter, with patches of snow on the ground, and wind chills as frigid as 10 degrees in the midday hours.
Temperatures will stay colder than we have seen in recent days, as skies remain cloudy with the occasional peek of sunshine.
Mostly sunny, but seasonably chilly conditions will continue through the day, with a high of 35 degrees.
Rain will give way to the cold.
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.
Patches of snow flurries hit the Chicago area on Thursday, while temperatures reached their coldest levels since April.
A long-range forecast says a few months from now, we could be in for one of the snowiest winters in recent memory. And that prediction is for the year after the third heaviest blizzard in Chicago history.
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.
Not only has Chicago dealt with chilly rain, hail and even snow this week, but temperatures Tuesday were at their lowest for this late spring date since the 1940s.
Some animals suffer, while some persevere, as cold hits wildlife as well as the rest of us around Chicago.