LOGAN SQUARE — Friday marks that start of what’s known as meteorological spring, but Chicago is still freezing — and will get worse in the coming days.
Snow is expected over the weekend and next week, which isn’t abnormal for the beginning of March, said Amy Seeley, a National Weather Service meteorologist. But the chilly temperatures that will hit Chicago over the next week are unusual.
The average high temperature for March 1 is 40 degrees, Seeley said, but Chicago’s expected to hit just 32 degrees on Friday. The city will get even chillier over the weekend, with Saturday topping out at 31 degrees and Sunday at 24.
Temperatures could fall to zero degrees on Sunday night, the coldest Chicago is expected to be in the coming days, Seeley said.
Next week is expected to see temperatures in the teens on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday will be warmer with an expected high temperature of 27 degrees while Thursday could hit 31 degrees.
Snow is possible late Friday into Saturday morning and then again on Sunday and Wednesday night.