Spring fever is out of control in Chicago, and it could get even worse as temperatures aim for near 70 degrees next week.
After several days of above-freezing temperatures, the snow is almost gone and temperatures continue to rise. The Chicago area will see above-average highs in the upper 40s to mid-50s throughout the next week with a potential for a summer-like 70 degrees on Monday.
Wednesday morning started off cool and foggy, but by the afternoon the fog will be gone and temperatures could reach 50 degrees. The warming trend will stick around with highs in the upper 40s and low to mid-50s for the rest of the week and throughout the weekend. The air near the lakefront, however, will be cooler.
Warm air and windy conditions are expected to move into the Chicago area Monday, bringing temperatures into the mid-60s and possibly up to 70 degrees under the right circumstances.
The higher than average temperatures are not likely to stick around after Monday, however. A cold front will move in Tuesday, lowering the high temperature to 45 degrees with lows possibly below freezing again.
There is little to no precipitation in the short-term forecast, but there's a chance for light rain Friday evening and overnight.