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A Warmup Is Coming: It’ll Hit The 50s This Week After A Brutally Cold Christmas Weekend

The quick switchup in the weather means it could end up feeling like it's 90 degrees warmer this week than it was during the weekend's winter storm.

Pedestrians traverse the Michigan Avenue Bridge in the Loop as sub-zero temperatures and blizzard conditions freeze Chicago on Dec. 23, 2022.
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CHICAGO — It might have felt like it was 30 degrees below zero over the weekend — but Chicago’s expected to hit the 50s this week.

The quick switchup in the weather means it could end up feeling like it’s 90 degrees warmer this week than it was during the weekend’s winter storm.

Tuesday will stay cool, with a high of just 25 degrees expected. It could feel like it’s zero degrees and there will be wind gusts up to 30 mph possible, according to the National Weather Service. The day will be mostly sunny.

Wednesday will warm up significantly, as it’s expected to hit 39 degrees. Wind gusts up to 30 mph remain possible, but the day will be mostly sunny.

Thursday is expected to be the warmest day of the week, and it could top out at 51 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. There’s a chance for drizzle, and the day will be cloudy.

Friday has a chance for showers, and it’ll be slightly cooler, with a high of 43 degrees.

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