The temperatures in the Chicago area are set to look a bit more like spring.
Temperatures climbed above freezing Saturday morning, giving the Chicago area a chance to thaw out this weekend.
Our clocks won’t be the only things springing forward this weekend. After setting a new record for cold overnight, temperatures will gradually return to normal for this time of year over the weekend, ahead of even milder conditions in the middle of next week.
It’s been meteorological spring for nearly four days, though you’d never guess from the weather. Chicago area residents will have to suffer through a couple more days of frigid weather before a gradual spring thaw begins this weekend.
It might not seem like the ideal time of year for a tornado drill, but that’s exactly what state and local officials have planned for 10 a.m. Tuesday across Illinois.
A messy mix of rain, sleet and snow is in the forecast for Tuesday morning.
After one of the coldest months in Chicago history, March has gotten off to a relatively warmer start that might put a little spring into commuters’ step to start the work week.
The Chicago area received a light amount of snow Saturday and the frigid temperatures helped set a record for February.
After a cold morning, temperatures are expected to climb Saturday to a high of 24 degrees.
This month already was the third snowiest February on record in Chicago, and March will get an early jump on the snow, with a winter storm blanketing the area in up to 6 inches of snow on Sunday, March 1.
After the snowstorm ended, temperatures dropped nearly 20 degrees in 12 hours. As of shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday, it was 18 degrees at O’Hare. By 3 a.m. Friday, the temperature had edged to zero. As of 6 a.m., it was 1 below.
Get ready for a second blast of snow on Thursday afternoon.
Snow-covered roads made for a very slick commute across the Chicago area Thursday morning, after 2 to 8 inches of snow fell in Chicagoland overnight. Lake-effect snow was still falling in some neighborhoods late Thursday morning.
Snowfall Wednesday afternoon and evening is making the roads slick, creating havoc for cars.
Tuesday night’s election results gave Chicago six more weeks of political campaigning, and from the looks of the weather forecast the city might have a similar amount of winter left, as well.
Many parts of the U.S. have already broken records for snowfall and below zero temperatures while other parts have seen unseasonably warm temperatures.
For the second consecutive winter, the Great Lakes are almost completely covered with ice, due to the frigid weather.
In February 1875, the average temperature in Chicago was 14.6 degrees. If predicted temperatures for the rest of the month hold true, the 14.9 degree average this February will have been the second coldest February on record for Chicago, according to AccuWeather.
Chicago area residents will continue riding a seesaw of temperatures over the next few days, with painfully cold conditions Monday, a brief return of milder conditions on Tuesday, and then another bitter blast later in the week.
Bitter cold temperatures have returned to the Chicago area after a slight warmup yesterday.