CHICAGO (CBS) — Temperatures dropped below freezing overnight in several parts of Chicagoland–ushering in a slightly earlier-than-normal end to the growing season.
By any measure, it’s been an unusual year weather-wise. Jim Allsopp, of National Weather Service, says it was the third-warmest and 13th-driest summer on record.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Lake-Effect Snow On The Way With 6 To 8 Inches Possible In Some Areas; Winter Storm Warning Issued
Now, we have our first freeze, about a week or two earlier than normal.
However, the cold temperatures don’t mean we are in for a chilly winter. However, we could see a bit more snow.READ MORE: View Live Radar
In fact, Allsopp says the NWS is predicting warmer than normal temperatures, but wetter than normal, though December.
As for today, CBS 2 meteorologist Megan Glaros reports, temperatures will warm into the mid 60s. Another cold front is expected in the middle of the week, dropping the high temperatures into the middle 50s.
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