Hope you didn't bury your winter coat too far into the closet. Chicago could see snow by Friday.
After an unseasonably cool start to spring, another chilly week lies ahead with periodic rain and highs ranging from 40 degrees to the mid-50s.
Light to moderate rain moved through Chicago Monday morning, putting the Cubs' home opener at risk for a soggy game. The rain moved on, though, leaving a mild afternoon with plenty of clouds and potential homer-worthy winds.
Tuesday began with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms ahead of a cloudy, damp and chilly day and fog that could become dense in some locations. A large temperature spread is expected with readings in the low 40s in far northern Illinois counties, warming to the mid-50s in Cook County, low 60s south and low 70s south of I-80.
Lows in the upper 30s to mid-40s are likely Tuesday evening as occasional showers and isolated thunderstorms persist overnight.
Wednesday's forecast is more of the same with periods of rain, and possible scattered thunderstorms. Models show a few storms could become severe.
Light rain showers could mix with snow as early as Thursday night as the temperature drops to the mid-40s. Light snow and light rain continue Friday morning before the day becomes cloudy and breezy. Highs again will likely only reach the mid-40s.
It's not clear how much if any snow will accumulate Friday with a predicted high of 42.