Forget spring. A taste of summer comes to Chicago Monday.
As southwesterly and westerly winds hit the Chicago area Sunday, temperatures will soar to around 70 degrees by Monday, making it the warmest day of the year so far. It will be the first time since Oct. 27 that Chicago has seen a 70 degree day.
Sunday's temperatures reached the low to mid-60s with a warm breeze and sunny skies for the South Side Irish Parade.
The windy system bringing higher than average temperatures will keep the Chicago area dry for the foreseeable future, with only a few clouds drifting through the sky.
A cold front rides on the back of the warm weather system, meaning the 70-degree weather is not here to stay. Temperatures will decrease to the average for this time of year with highs in the mid to upper 40s from Tuesday onward.
The high for Sunday was 64 degrees followed by 70 degrees on Monday. As the cold front moves in Tuesday, the high will drop to just 46 degrees and remain in the 40s for the rest of the week.