Mother Nature provides a "Pot of Gold" this St. Paddy's Day.
For the second year in a row the luck-of-the-Irish is with us as it looks like Spring has sprung ... for a few days anyway.
The metro area will bathe in unseasonably mild conditions with readings well above average for this time of year.
At a time when daytime highs usually top out in the mid 40s, Chicago will see our temperatures soar into the 60s today, except for the lakefront.
Tomorrow we'll have our first shot at 70-degrees for the season. These mild reading will likely continue into Friday before they start to fall with the passage of a cold front.
And just like last weekend, a storm will turn the weekend considerably cooler with rain returning to the metro area. There's even the threat for snow Saturday night into Sunday. While it's far enough out that the forecast could change, measurable snowfall is possible for Chicagoland with some heavy, wet snow not far from here.
So let's enjoy the break Mother Nature has provided; because as we all know, Winter, like things in your rearview mirror, are much closer than they appear.