Major Temperature Drop Takes Aim at Chicago Area, Bringing Chance for Season's First Flake | NBC Chicago

Major Temperature Drop Takes Aim at Chicago Area, Bringing Chance for Season's First Flake

Wind chills could reach into the 20s overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning

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    Wednesday will be windy and overcast with scattered showers. Highs in the mid to upper 50s, but falling quickly later this afternoon. NBC 5's Andy Avalos has more from the forecast ahead. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015)

    The coldest temperatures of the season are expected to arrive in the Chicago area this week, possibly bringing with them a chance for flurries.

    Rain and high winds made for a gloomy Tuesday and Wednesday, but a sharp temperature drop will add colder temps and even colder wind chills to the mix.

    Wind chills could reach into the 20s overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning. Thursday will see the coldest high temperature of fall so far, with highs possibly staying in the upper-40s, according to the National Weather Service.

    As scattered showers and moisture linger into Thursday morning, temperatures could be cold enough to support some graupel or flurries, particularly in far northern Illinois.

    What the Heck Is Graupel?What the Heck Is Graupel?Meteorologist Alicia Roman explains the weather phenomenon that's headed our way. (Published Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012)

    While Thursday remains cold throughout the day, Friday looks to be mostly sunny with highs in the low- to mid-50s.

    Scattered showers return to the forecast Saturday, bringing the chance for a damp Halloween for trick-or-treaters.

    Temperatures will likely return to the 60s by Sunday and even into the 70s next week.
     

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