Temperatures dipped below freezing in Chicago for the first time this season overnight, and the first snowflakes began falling early Tuesday afternoon.
It may be time to break out the hat and gloves.
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.
A freeze warning has been issued as a cold, dry air mass is expected to move into the Chicago area early Saturday, bringing below-freezing temperatures that could kill sensitive vegetation.