A brisk, spring day is in the forecast to kick off running season in Chicago at the 2016 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle.
A snowy, windy Saturday gives way to a much calmer, more mild Sunday. Skies will clear but winds will stick around into Sunday morning with winds between 10 to 15 mph and gusts up to 20 mph for the race. The rain from Saturday clears to fair, partly cloudy skies just in time to send off runners on a dry, breezy race.
The first race wave steps off at 8:30 a.m. in Grant Park. Runners are likely to see temperatures in the low 30s at the start line, with high temps expected to reach the low to mid-50s Sunday afternoon.
Runners may want to wear layers to start off the race that they can later shed by the time they reach the finish line and head to the post-race party.
The first week of April stays generally cool with temperatures in the 40s. Wednesday gets warmer with highs in the mid to upper 50s, but then becomes cooler again on Thursday. There is a chance of showers returning as early as Tuesday, and we all know what April showers bring.