By Mary Kay Kleist

CHICAGO (CBS) — On Wednesday afternoon, temperatures were in the mi- and upper 50s with gusty southerly winds ahead of the approaching cold front.

Wind Gusts Midwest: 11.24.21

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Rain arrives along the frontal passage Wednesday night. The best timing for rain is midnight to daybreak.

Midnight Thursday Morning: 11.24.21

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The low for Wednesday night is 40.

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Thanksgiving Forecast: 11.24.21

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We spend Thanksgiving on the cold side of the front. We will start with 40 degrees at daybreak and then temps crash to the freezing mark by sunset.

Stray flurries or sprinkles are possible Thursday in the chilly, northwest wind flow – a blustery holiday.

7 Day Forecast: 11.24.21

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On Friday, look for partly sunny and cold conditions and a high of 34. On Saturday, there is a chance of a rain or snow shower and a high of 41. On Sunday, it will be mostly cloudy with a high of 39.

Mary Kay Kleist