Some Chicago-area residents have cried uncle after this week’s drop in temperatures. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Though fall has not yet officially begun, Chicago and its surrounding areas are about to experience a snap of cold weather this week, reports CBS 2 meteorologist Megan Glaros.
Though the polar vortex has returned north, temperatures in the Chicago area are expected to hover near zero throughout much of next week, with wind chills dipping as low as minus-25.
The worst will begin Sunday night, when the mercury will dip below zero, and won’t get back above zero until sometime Wednesday — with a forecasted high temperature of 5 below zero on Monday, and 1 below zero on Tuesday.
The warm, dry weather set another record on Wednesday.
Temperatures dropped below freezing overnight in several parts of Chicagoland–ushering in a slightly earlier-than-normal end to the growing season.
One year ago, Chicago was bracing for a blizzard that eventually shut down Lake Shore Drive and forced hundreds of drivers to abandon their cars on the lakefront. Today, there wasn’t a flake of snow in sight as the Chicago area reveled in temperatures nearing 60 degrees.
Temperatures to remain above average, with up to an inch of rain. (If that rain were snow, it would amount to 10 inches, reports CBS 2’s Megan Glaros).
Here is a look at the temperature and heat index, as of 3 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
The last time the official temperature exceeded 100 degrees was six years ago, but on Friday, it might happen again.
The City of Chicago is warning residents of warmer temperatures expected to move into the area for Memorial Day weekend — including 90 degree temperatures Monday.
Chicago went from zero to summer on Tuesday, as the high temperature broke a 115 year old record
What a difference two weeks makes. How are you spending the day? We’d love to see some of your warm weather pictures
Chicago woke up to some of the coldest temperatures in more than two years on Thursday, but it doesn’t even come close to the coldest days ever in Chicago.
If you think it’s cold now, just wait. The forecast calls for sharply colder weather next week, with daytime temperatures barely above single digits.
It was dry too in some areas of Illinois.
You know it’s been a warm October. But what do the historical records have to say about that?