Warmer temps are on the way following a bitter blast that brought below-zero wind chills to the Chicago area this week, but with the warmer weather comes the chance for snow.
Snow is expected to move in late Tuesday night and continue into Wednesday morning. The snow will taper to flurries during the early morning hours.
Accumulations aren’t expected to be much, with some areas seeing anywhere from a dusting to an inch of snow.
Highs return to the low- to mid-20s Wednesday and Thursday before rising to near 30 degrees by Friday. Lake Effect snow showers are possible Friday before a relatively dry and mild weekend.
Temperatures are forecast to stay in the 30s through the weekend and at the start of the work week next week.
The warmer temps follow below-zero wind chills and extreme cold this week.
The bitter blast has prompted Wind Chill Warnings and alerts from city officials and caused water main breaks across the area.
According to the Morton Grove Public Works Department, the cold air has caused 10 water main breaks over the last few days. Several others have also been reported in Park Ridge.
"It's frustrating," said Tim Detloff with Greentech Plumbing. "Feel bad for the people."