The sun returns as temperatures climb to end the weekend – NBC Chicago
After a frosty and mostly cloudy Saturday brought the Chicago area back to January conditions at the dawn of spring, sunshine and warmer temperatures are on the way to close out the weekend.
While temperatures did not rise above the 20s in the Chicago area on Saturday, much of the region is expected to see readings in the low 40s by mid-afternoon.
However, going out to walk the dog mid-morning is still going to feel brisk, with temperatures in the low 20s and likely not to climb into the low 30s before noon.
From there, temperatures are expected to climb a little faster, likely reaching daily highs between 3 and 4 p.m.
While parts of the Chicago area may have seen a scattered flurry of snow on Saturday, no precipitation is expected to affect the region on Sunday. However, some cloud cover is expected to return to the region by mid-evening.
Windy conditions felt on Saturday are expected to remain to some degree Sunday, with westerly winds of 10 to 20 miles per hour expected throughout the day.
Chicago-area residents may be hoping that Saturday may have been the last day below 30 degrees of the season, as temperatures are expected to climb into the mid-50s by next week, albeit alongside to a rain event.
The region may not be immune when it comes to snow, with potential winter mixing possible moving through the region in the latter parts of the coming week, on the back half of temperatures at 50 degrees and precipitation.