Wet Week Marks Start of April in Chicago Area - NBC Chicago

Wet Week Marks Start of April in Chicago Area

The roller coaster forecast will bring with it chances for rain, storms and possibly even snow by Friday

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    Byron Miranda has the latest forecast update for the Chicago area, including when we could see snow this week. 

    (Published Tuesday, April 4, 2017)

    The Chicago area is in for a wet and wild weather week to mark the start of April.

    The roller coaster forecast will bring with it chances for rain, storms and possibly even snow before Friday.

    Scattered showers moved across the area early Tuesday ahead of an otherwise cloudy and overcast day with afternoon highs in the upper 40s to low 50s.

    After a few dry hours, rain returns Tuesday evening and remains through early Wednesday as the area braces for a cool down that could bring a wintry mix or wet snow by the late evening hours.

    Depending on how low temperatures go, a storm system looking to bring what forecasters predict could be “significant” rain to the region both Wednesday and Thursday.

    According to the National Weather Service, there is a chance some of the rain may fall as snow Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. There is also potential for that snow to accumulate.

    That prediction, however, hinges on the temperature Wednesday night.

    Any wintry mix that does develop would likely transition to rain by Thursday afternoon.

    Friday looks to be mostly sunny with a high of 50 degrees.

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