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Wild Weather Week Brings Spring Temperatures, Possible Flooding

The entire area is under a flood watch through Wednesday morning due to the rain and potential for melting snow.

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    Monday Forecast

    Andy Avalos has the latest forecast update for the Chicago area. 

    (Published Monday, Feb. 19, 2018)

    The weather is projected to take a turn for the wild this week, with temperatures swinging from the mid-30s to low 60s, as well as snow-melting showers and a flood watch.

    Most of the Chicago area could see 1 to 2 inches of rain through Wednesday morning, while some isolated areas—mainly in southern counties and Northwest Indiana—may get up to 4 inches.

    The entire area is under a flood watch through Wednesday morning due to the rain and potential for melting snow. 

    Monday and Tuesday will be overcast and rainy with temperatures likely in the upper 50s and low 60s, with a drop to the mid-30s Tuesday night, meaning any snow left from the recent snowstorm is liable to melt in the rain during that timeframe.

    Wednesday is expected to be overcast and colder, with a high of 35 degrees and low of 25. Light rain, sleet or snow will continue into the morning. Wind will pick up as the temperatures drop into the afternoon.

    Thursday will be in the upper 30s but partly sunny, giving a break from precipitation.

    Highs could get back to the low 40s for Friday and reach the mid-40s Saturday and Sunday, but it will be cloudy with a chance of rain or mixed snow showers throughout the entire weekend.