By Mary Kay Kleist

CHICAGO (CBS) — After a warmer than normal day, we’re bracing for an Arctic blast to move in Tuesday night and linger through Thursday.

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Lots of sunshine is in the forecast Wednesday and Thursday, even though temperatures will be running about 10 degrees colder than normal. The high for Wednesday is 27, Thursday 24.

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The coldest morning will be Thursday, with wind chills below zero in outlying areas to the northwest.

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The Arctic air moving over the relatively warmer waters of the lake may create some lake effect snow showers for northwest Indiana and southwest Michigan for the Thursday morning rush.

But fret not. This Arctic chill is short-lived. By Friday, the wind flow develops out of the southwest pulling in milder air.

Then, unseasonably warm right through the weekend and early next week as high holds in the 40s.

Mary Kay Kleist