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From 73 Degrees Thursday To Snow Flurries Saturday? Weird Fall Weather Hits Chicago

Temperatures will plummet from 73 degrees Thursday to the 30s by Friday.

Fall foliage flourishes at the West Ridge Nature Park on Nov. 1, 2022.
Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago

CHICAGO — It’ll hit nearly 75 degrees Thursday in Chicago — but there’s a chance for snow this weekend.

Thursday is expected to be unseasonably warm, with a high of 73 degrees in the city, according to the National Weather Service. The day will be mostly sunny and breezy, with wind gusts up to 30 mph.

But that’ll change quickly Friday, when temperatures are expected to plummet to a high of just 47 degrees, and it could be 39 degrees by 5 p.m., according to the weather agency. The day will start off cloudy and then become partly sunny and breezy, with wind gusts up to 25 mph.

That paves the way for a chance for snow flurries Saturday, when it’s only expected to get as warm as 39 degrees during the day, according to the National Weather Service. The day will be mostly cloudy.

Sunday will be mostly sunny, but it’ll stay cool with a high of 38 degrees.

Saturday’s chance for flurries is not expected to see any substantial snow. The city already got its first flakes of the season in mid-October.

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