Chicago area temperatures peak at the highest levels in two and a half weeks Wednesday afternoon and evening but dive later Wednesday night with arctic air's arrival!
Unseasonably mild, mid-November level temperatures hold through Wednesday evening. The day's predicted 56-degree high is to be 17-degrees above normal. Fog, haze and drizzle this morning -- then cloudy and hazy with strengthening southerly winds and some patches of light rain. South to southeast winds becoming more southerly increasing 12 to 24 mph late. Early showers then partly cloudy, windy and sharply colder beginning late Wednesday night. Winds shift westerly 12 to 24 mph and gusty overnight lowering wind chills to the mid to upper teens by morning.
Much colder! Temperatures 22-degrees lower and 4-degrees below normal.
Partly cloudy and blustery. Chance of a few morning flurries. Gusty west winds 11 o 23 mph limit wind chills (apparent temperatures) to the 16 to 26-degree range. Partly cloudy and colder Thursday night. Lows dip to around 10 coldest inland locations to the upper teens in the Loop.
The chill tightens its grip on the area. Partly cloudy.
Temperatures average 6-degrees colder than Thursday and 12-degrees below normal. Chilly northwest winds 6 to 17 mph produce wind chills in the teens. Clouds scatter Friday night with some of the coldest temperatures of the season to date. Lows range from single digits inland to the low or mid teens in the Loop and in areas adjacent to Lake Michigan.
Mostly sunny but cold.
Morning lows start out in single digits in the coldest locations but recover to the low and mid 20s -- levels more typical of mid-winter and nearly 15-degrees below normal.
Clouding over, turning breezy and cold. East to northeast winds strengthen 10 to 22 mph. Snow possible late in the day with better probabilities Sunday night when some accumulation may occur.
Temperatures flirt with 30 -- an 8-degree increase over Saturday's projected high. The gusty winds are to produce afternoon and evening wind chill (apparent) temps in the upper teens.
Even colder arctic air -- the season's coldest to date--sweeps into the area on gusty northwest winds 14 to 26 mph.
Daytime temperatures open in the mid 20s with some flurries possible and fall into the upper teens under partly cloudy skies by evening. Clearing skies accommodate bitterly cold single digit lows in many sections Monday night with the coldest readings away from the lake and city locally dipping several degrees below zero by morning.
Mostly sunny but with a wintry chill not helped by the day's west winds 10 to 22 mph.
The 12-degree high is the coldest here since an 11-degree high earlier this year on January 22 -- the only reading colder last winter than Tuesday's frigid peak afternoon temp.