CHICAGO — The first real snow of the season could hit as soon as Monday night — and more snowflakes could fall throughout the week.
Chicago’s set to have a snowy, chilly week, with most days seeing temperatures in the 20s and 30s, according to the National Weather Service.
Monday will be partly sunny and could warm up to 42 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. There’s a 50 percent chance for snow overnight, mostly after 4 a.m. Tuesday.
Snow is expected to fall throughout Tuesday morning, with it turning into a mix of snow and rain after noon, according to the National Weather Service. Ultimately, there could be less than a half-inch of snow accumulating. The day could see a high temperature of 39 degrees. The snow and rain could continue overnight, as well.
Wednesday is also expected to see snow showers, but they’ll largely hit after noon, according to the weather agency. The day could warm up to 40 degrees. Flurries and snow showers are expected to continue overnight.
Thursday has a chance for snow flurries and showers in the morning, with more snow showers expected after noon, according to the National Weather Service. The day will be mostly cloudy and is only expected to get as warm as 33 degrees. More snow showers are expected during the evening.
Friday is expected to see a break in the snow, with the day being partly sunny but cold, with a high of 26 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. There will be a chance for snow showers after midnight.
There could be more snow showers Saturday, but the day will be mostly sunny with a high of 28 degrees, according to the weather agency.
Sunday will be sunny and slightly warmer, hitting 32 degrees.
Chicago typically gets its first trace of snow — meaning less than .1 inches — Oct. 31, though snowflakes were observed as early as Sept. 25 in 1928 and 1942, according to National Weather Service records. This year, the city got its first trace of snow Oct. 17.
The city typically starts getting measurable snow — meaning .1 inches or more — around Nov. 18, and 1 inch of snow or more around Dec. 7.
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