CHICAGO (CBS) — 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.

But CBS 2 Meteorologist Megan Glaros says the arctic blast will be over with soon as a warm front pushes in from the west.

As of 11 a.m., it was 20 at O’Hare International Airport, and 19 at Midway. But the wind chills made the airports feel like 12 and 11 degrees, respectively. In Valparaiso, the wind chill was an icy 10 degrees.

The forecast high is 26 for Tuesday, but the mercury will rise overnight to reach the low 30s at 5 a.m. Wednesday, and the 37 for the Wednesday high.

Later in the week, the warm front sends temperatures soaring again into the 40s – 42 Thursday, and a balmy 47 on Friday.


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