Here’s two words Chicagoans haven’t heard in a while: average temperatures.
Sunny skies and temperatures in the low-30s brought much-needed relief to the Chicago area following brutally cold and snowy weather.
While Thursday’s temps were still below-average, things are set to get even warmer with several days forecast to hit 40 degrees or higher.
The average temperature for this time of year is 43 degrees.
Friday is expected to be near-average, but rain showers could dampen things for much of the area.
Rain is expected to move in during the late afternoon hours, potentially turning into a light wintry mix during the early evening hours.
The system could turn into snow overnight Friday and into Saturday morning, bringing a dusting of up to an inch, but moisture is expected to move out of the area by late Saturday morning.
The weekend will be mostly dry and sunny with temperatures in the 30s, stretching near 40 by Sunday.
Next week, the sense of normalcy continues with temps in the 40s forecast for Monday and Tuesday.