CHICAGO (CBS) — A chill is coming on Sunday after strong winds blasted through the area on Saturday.

Some areas could even see a bit of snow.

The National Weather Service issued a Fire Weather Warning for much of the day Saturday amid strong winds.

The entire Chicago area was also put under a wind Advisory with gusts reaching as high as 50 mph. A Fire Weather Warning, or Red Flag Warning, is not too common in northern Illinois.

Why the fire danger? There was a lot of dry fuel available, dry conditions, low humidity levels and strong winds — a bad combination.

CBS 2 Meteorologist Tim McGill reported it will be falling into the middle 40s overnight into early Sunday and not recovering much during the afternoon on Sunday. It will be the coldest day in just over six months.

Snowfall Tracker: 10.17.20

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Look for showers early and then later Sunday afternoon. The morning showers could mix with some light snow northwest of the city.

High Temperatures: 10.17.20

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It will be warming up slowly but surely through Thursday next week with highs near 70 by then.

 

Forecast
Saturday: Cloudy and windy. High of 63. Wind advisory and significant fire danger
Saturday night: Clouds. Low 43
Sunday: Showers and colder. High of 47