Forecast: Brief Warmth Before Chill Returns
Day five of our slow warming trend should finally send us above fifty degrees today. We may be able to extend the streak one more day tomorrow before a modest cold snap sets in Wednesday into the weekend.
Clouds return late tonight ahead of a strong cold front, but most rain should off until after dawn. Lows will range from 35 to 40.
Showers likely. 52-56 A pretty powerful cold front will approach the metro area. Before it barrels through, it will bring us a period of showers -- most likely in the afternoon. Fortunately, it won't be an all-day dousing. Temperatures will likely reach the mid 50s in the afternoon, but then fall back sharply in the evening after the front has passed.
Clouds decrease and temperatures drop overnight. Low temperatures reach 30 in town, and the mid 20s in the north and west suburbs. Winds will kick up out of the northwest at 10-20mph, and a flurry is possible.
Keep reading for the forecast for the rest of the week...
Windy and cold. Near 40. Arctic air will pay a visit as the jet stream takes a big dip over the eastern third of the country. Temperatures will struggle to get out of the 30s and will feel colder factoring in 15-25mph winds from the northwest.
Winds diminish overnight and temperatures will drop like rock. Lows will range from the teens in the suburbs to near 20 downtown.
A LOOK AHEAD
Thursday will continue cold, but winds will have diminished. Highs should reach the low 40s under partly cloudy skies. Temperatures may warm into the mid 40s Friday, but clouds will increase with a chance of showers late in the day as another cold front approaches. Clouds should decrease Saturday, with sunshine and seasonably cool temperatures in the mid to upper 40s. Mild conditions may make a comeback Sunday, with highs around 50 or so.
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