It will feel more like March than January around here over the next couple of days. A warming trend begins today amid clearing skies and gusty southwest winds. Wind gust both today and Saturday will range from 30 to 40 mph. It is these winds that will drive mild air from the south and help send temperatures into the lower 40s today and well into the 40s on Saturday. Late Saturday, a shot of arctic air will send Chicago its coldest temperatures in nearly 2 years. The arctic outbreak will last through midweek with the possibility of a couple of bouts of snow showers.
Friday: Partly cloudy, windy, and warmer. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Winds southwest 10-20 mph gusting to 35 mph.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, windy, and unseasonably warm. Highs in the lower to mid 40s. Winds southwest 10-20 mph gusting to 35 mph.
Sunday: Partly cloudy and sharply cooler. Chance for snow showers. Highs in the upper teens to lower 20s. Winds northwest 5-15 mph.
Monday: Partly cloudy and unseasonably cold. Chance for snow showers early. Highs in the mid teens. Winds west-northwest 5-15 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny and cold. Highs in the mid to upper teens. Winds west-northwest 5-15 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and slightly warmer. Highs in the lower 20s. Winds becoming southwest 5-15 mph.
Thursday: Partly cloudy, warmer, and breezy. Chance for rain, sleet, and snow. Highs in the mid 30s. Winds southwest 10-20 mph.
8-15 day temperature trend outlook
Friday Jan. 25: Highs in the 30s.
Saturday Jan. 26: Highs in the 30s.
Sunday Jan. 27: Highs in the 30s/40s.
Monday Jan. 28: Highs in the 40s.
Tuesday Jan. 29: Highs in the 30s.
Wednesday Jan. 30: Highs in the 20s.
Thursday Jan. 31: Highs in the 20s/30s.
Friday Feb. 1: Highs in the 30s/40s.
Saturday Feb. 2: Highs in the 30s.
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