Sunny, windy conditions expected Sunday as warming trend begins – NBC Chicago
While things will remain cool and crisp on Sunday, the sun will finally return to the Chicago area as a warming trend begins.
Several days of frigid temperatures won’t end exactly on Sunday, with highs expected to reach 30 degrees across much of the region, but those highs will still be warmer than the previous two days’ readings which only reached 20s.
Unfortunately for residents, the slightly warmer temperatures won’t make much of a difference in terms of weather sensations, as the gusts of wind will intensify as the day progresses. This means that despite air temperatures in the 30s, wind chills will remain in the teens over much of the region.
Monday morning will see similar conditions, with slightly warmer temperatures and windy conditions, but these winds will slowly subside as the day progresses. This will be coupled with warmer temperatures, with highs expected to settle in the 40s, according to forecast models.
In fact, high temperatures will continue to rise as the week progresses, with readings expected to hit the low to mid 50s by Wednesday.
Thanksgiving Day will see slightly cooler temperatures and a chance of rain entering the forecast, although showers will be fairly widely scattered if forecast patterns hold.
Highs will return in the 40s after the holidays, with a chance of a rain-snow mix on Friday looming as the only real threat of precipitation for Thanksgiving travelers.
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