The summerlike March heat wave has come to an end after more than a week with temperatures exceeding 80 degrees, but even the lower temperatures are far in excess of what is typical for March.
In what will come as no surprise, this March, by far, is already ranking as the warmest on record.
Another day, another record shattered in subtropical Chicago.
Another record-setting day is expected Tuesday, as temperatures climb as high as the mid-80s in some far south suburban areas.
A string of five straight days of record warmth for Chicago ended on Monday, although the high temperature still matched a 91-year-old mark.
Temperatures will be quite a bit cooler along the lakefront than in inland areas Friday afternoon, but CBS 2 Meteorologist Megan Glaros says it’s only the difference between a nice day and a nicer day.
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.
Technically, it’s still winter right now, but shorts and a T-shirt will be apropos on Wednesday as the temperature climbs above 80 degrees in some places.
The skies will be sunny and the temperatures warm and pleasant on Tuesday, but when Wednesday comes around, you might be fooled into thinking it’s June.
It might as well be mid-May, with temperatures climbing to 70 degrees and springtime thunderstorms making their way toward the area.
The Chicago area will experience multiple seasons in one day Friday, with thunderstorms for some area residents, and later, snow falling at a rate of 1 inch per hour for others.
This is the first day of meteorological spring, but the spring-like temperatures that predominated in the Chicago area 24 hours ago are history.
Enjoy the warm temperatures while they last, because the wind will pick up and the conditions will get colder in the afternoon.
Cloudy skies will give way to rain Tuesday evening, followed by a jump into the 50s and a dash of wet snow all in the same day on Wednesday.
Conditions will remain seasonably cold Monday, but expect the sun to be out for the rest of the afternoon.
A sloppy, slushy mix gave way to rapid, heavy snow across the Chicago area Friday morning, leaving roads treacherously slick and making for a miserable morning commute.
A morning peppered with bursts of snow is giving way dry, overcast skies and temperatures jumping to 45 degrees.
The Chicago area is caught in an active weather pattern, with precipitation expected every day for the rest of the work week and cloudy, dreary skies during dry spells.
Conditions will be mild and dry Monday afternoon, but look for a dusting of snow on the ground when it’s time to go to work on Tuesday.
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.