Good News: Warmer Weather on Tap for Chicago Area

Thursday high temperatures could reach the low to mid-30s

Thursday, Feb 13, 2014  |  Updated 1:08 PM CDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
How do temperatures in the 40s sound? We may get there next week!

How do temperatures in the 40s sound? We may get there next week!

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

After weeks of bitter cold, there's finally some warm weather news for the Chicago area.

Wednesday models show afternoon highs in the upper teens and low 20s, a departure from recent temperatures in the single digits and below zero.

And it gets better.

Thursday high temperatures could reach the low to mid-30s, and though temps fall back to the low 20s Friday and Saturday, they rebound Sunday to the low 30s.

The long-term forecast shows low-30s are here to stay for the first part of next week, and some areas could reach 40 degrees.

We're not out of the woods for snow, though. A few flurries or spotty light snow showers are possible later Wednesday, but no accumulation is expected. More flurries are likely Thursday evening and again on Friday.

Between one and three inches of snow is possible Saturday afternoon through the evening.

Despite the snow, above-freezing temperatures are a welcomed feeling for winter-weary residents.

This January ranked as the third-snowiest month ever recorded in the city since officials began keeping track 130 years ago, in 1884.

As of this weekend Chicago's season snow total exceeded 62.1 inches.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our Weather App
Stay ahead of the storm with the NBC 5... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out