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April Snow Could Hit Chicago Next Week, And It’ll Be A Cool Weekend

April snow isn't extremely rare in Chicago. The average date of the last trace of snow is April 20.

Snow falls heavily during a winter storm warning on December 29, 2020 in Chicago's McKinley Park neighborhood.
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CHICAGO — Snow is possible next week in Chicago.

Friday is expected to be mostly sunny with a temperature of 49 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. This weekend will have seasonably cool temperatures in the high 40s and low 50s, too, with Saturday and Sunday expected to be partly sunny.

Monday will see temperatures climb as high as 62 degrees, with a mostly sunny sky, according to the weather agency.

But temperatures will fall Tuesday, rain is likely — and there’s even a chance for snow.

Rain will be likely in the morning, and it could be mixed with snow, according to the weather agency. It’s expected the precipitation will become all rain in the afternoon, with the skies staying mostly cloudy. The rain will continue into the night.

April snow isn’t extremely rare in Chicago. The average date of the last trace of snow is April 20, and the latest in the year there’s been a trace of snow is June 2, according to the National Weather Service. The latest the city has had more than an inch of snow was May 3, 1907, when 1.3 inches fell.

It’ll be sunny Wednesday and Thursday, with an expected high of 50 Wednesday and 57 Thursday.

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