CHICAGO — Snow dusted Chicago Monday morning — just a few days after the city saw 80-degree temperatures, including the warmest April 13 in recorded history.
But the brief taste of summer gave way to a throwback to winter, with Chicagoans waking up to snow-covered tulips and cars.
The good news for those who want to get back to short sleeves is the cold isn’t expected to last, with temps in the 70s later in the week.
Monday will see periods of snow before 3 p.m., with snow and rainy mixes possible later in the afternoon, mainly before 7 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. It’s expected to get as warm as 41 degrees, with wind gusts up to 40 mph.
The city should get less than a half-inch of snow, according to the weather agency.
Tuesday is expected to be sunny with a high near 52 degrees, according to the weather agency. There could be wind gusts up to 25 mph.
Wednesday has a chance for showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. But the day will be party sunny and warmer — it could hit 61 degrees. There’s a chance for showers and thunderstorms at night.
Thursday also has a chance for rain and thunderstorms. It’ll be mostly cloudy with a daytime high near 72 degrees, according to the weather agency. Showers are likely at night.
Friday could also bring showers before 8 a.m. and after 2 p.m. It’ll be party sunny with a high near 60 degrees.
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