Enjoyable Sunday, but big changes are coming – NBC Chicago
The gusty winds that hit the Chicago area on Saturday will continue to ease on Sunday, but as skies clear and temperatures warm, residents would be well advised to take advantage of the pleasant conditions as the region heads toward a weather week upside down.
On Sunday, things will start with cloudy skies in the morning, but those clouds are expected to clear the area, leading to a sunny afternoon according to forecast models. The winds, which were so strong on Saturday that they damaged buildings and overturned tractor-trailers on area highways, will continue to ease as the day progresses.
High temperatures are expected to hit the 60s across the region, giving residents a taste of pleasant weather after Saturday’s wild ride.
Late Sunday and Monday morning the breeze will shift in, blowing from the north and cooling things down a bit overnight, with lows forecast to dip to the mid 30s in remote areas of Lake Michigan. Those winds will also keep high temperatures a little cooler than they have been, with mercury hovering in the mid-50s under mostly clear skies on Monday.
The winds will shift again to Wednesday, blowing from the south and bringing warmer temperatures for a few days. Highs are expected to reach the upper 60s and possibly reach 70 degrees Wednesday and Thursday, but the other shoe is expected to drop late Thursday and Friday as a cold front heads into the region.
Although this front will bring rain, the big story will be the cold air mass behind it. Friday’s highs are expected to reach the mid-40s, but by Saturday, Chicago-area residents could expect high temperatures in the 30s and above, with lows dipping into the 20s away from Lake Michigan.
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