Forecast: A Chilly, Icy Start to St. Patrick's Day

Expect Downtown temperatures to stay in the 30s throughout the holiday

The weather will be blustery, chilly and partly sunny on St. Patrick’s Day.

Starting Friday night, the temperature will drop to the low-to-mid-30s and there is the possibility of an overnight mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow. Snowfall should stay below an inch, but elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses may see up to a tenth of an inch of ice accumulation.

The precipitation should end by late St. Patrick’s Day morning, around the time of the Chiacago River dyeing. The clouds will clear throughout the afternoon.

It will still be breezy and chilly during the afternoon and evening, with temperatures in the low-to-mid-40s inland and in the 30s along the lakefront by the Downtown St. Patrick’s Day parade route. Temperatures will drop back down to the low-to-mid-30s Saturday night.

Sunday afternoon could see temperatures reach all the way into the 50s with mostly sunny skies, but early next week will see another drop back to the 40s with lows in the low 30s and upper 20s.

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