DOWNTOWN — Temperatures will drop by more than 20 degrees in Chicago on Friday.
Though it was a balmy 67 degrees in the city as of 9 a.m., temperatures were expected to hit the 40s by 1 p.m. and then drop further overnight, according to the National Weather Service. There will be a “significant freeze risk late tonight,” according to a hazardous weather outlook from the agency.
“One last HEADS UP! Bring a sweater, jacket, or coat before you leave the house this morning, you’ll be glad you did!” The National Weather Service wrote in a tweet on Friday morning. “It will feel 30+ degrees colder than it does now by late this afternoon!”
Friday will also be rainy and windy, with gusts as high as 30 mph possible. The city could get up to half an inch of rain, according to the National Weather Service.
Temperatures will fall to 39 degrees by midnight Saturday and get even chillier in the early morning. There will be a “significant freeze risk” that morning and a significant risk of frost and freeze Sunday night into Monday morning, according to the agency.
The National Weather Service warned sensitive plants could die or be damaged by the cold if left outdoors as temperatures drop into the 30s.
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