If you’re hoping for a warm-up after several days of below-average temperatures, the latest forecasts will not be to your liking, as a Frost Advisory will go into effect Sunday night for all of northern Illinois and parts of northwest Indiana.
The Advisory will go into effect at 11 p.m. on Sunday and will remain in effect until 8 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. The advisory comes as temperatures will drop near the freezing mark in the overnight hours, potentially putting sensitive outdoor vegetation at risk.
The NWS recommends that residents cover sensitive outdoor plants to help prevent frost from harming or killing the plants.
Temperatures across the area have been well below average for this time of year, and that trend will continue on Monday, as highs are only expected to reach the low-to-mid 50s across the area. Those temperatures are roughly 10-to-15 degrees colder than normal for mid-October, but the good news for area residents is that the persistent winds that have chilled the region in recent days will finally begin to subside on Monday.
Unfortunately the respite will be all too brief, as scattered showers are expected to develop Tuesday morning and persist throughout the day. High temperatures will settle in around 60 degrees, but behind the rain will come another blast of chilly air, pushing highs back into the low 50s for the remainder of the work week.