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CHICAGO — Nothing is safe from the wrath of 2020 — and that includes holiday weather.

This week won’t feature a white Christmas or even a white Christmas Eve. Instead, it’ll be a mild week — except for the bone-chilling cold expected to hit Thursday and Friday, just in time for the holidays, before the city warms up slightly.

Monday will start off with a possibility for rain and snow throughout the day. The skies will be cloudy and the day will be breezy, with wind gusts up to 35 mph. But it’ll get as warm as 44 degrees outside, according to the National Weather Service.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny with a high of 42, according to the weather agency.

And Wednesday is expected to get as warm as 50 degrees, though rain is likely and the day will be mostly cloudy and windy.

But then, just in time for Christmas Eve, temperatures will plummet Thursday. The expected high temperature for the day is only 18 degrees. There’s a chance of flurries, but no real snow.

The forecast for Friday, when people will celebrate Christmas, is hardly better. It’s expected to get as warm as 23 degrees and be mostly sunny, according to the National Weather Service.

Saturday will be mostly sunny, but it’ll warm up to 33 degrees. And Sunday will have a chance for rain and snow with a high near 36.

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