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Tired Of Grey Skies, Snow And Slush? Sun Will Make A Cameo This Week — But Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

March 1 marks the beginning of spring, which means it's time for everyone in Chicago to get their hopes up for an end to snow.

A snowy morning near the lakefront.
Pat Nabong
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NORTH CENTER — Spring is just days away — and with it, the promise of warmer, sunnier weather.

But don’t get your hopes up just yet.

Thursday and Friday will be sunny with temperatures hitting the upper 30s or even low 40s, according to the National Weather Service. But the weather still looks pretty miserable for the foreseeable future, as Amy Seeley, a National Weather Service meteorologist, said there will be rain and snow through the next week.

Thursday “and Friday during the daytime, I would tell people to enjoy it,” Seeley said. “They’re going to see sunshine.”

Saturday will stick around the 40s and Sunday is expected to get as warm as 38 degrees, but the National Weather Service predicts both days will have rain and snow.

Still, there’s reason to hope for sunnier skies soon: Meteorological spring starts March 1, meaning every month from this point on should be warmer, Seeley said.

“Eventually, things will get there,” Seeley said. “But not until the end of this month.”