Timeline: When Temps Will Fall and What It Will Mean

The Chicago area will get a brief taste of spring before winter returns in a brutal blast.

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The day starts off warm, as temperatures reach to near 60 degrees by noon.
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But by 6 p.m., those temperatures tank to near freezing or below for some spots.
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By 10 p.m., the entire area will temperatures below-freezing.
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The record high for Chicago on Jan. 11 is 61 degrees. Thursday's temperatures will come close but likely won't break a record. They remain well-above average for this time of year, and will be much higher than the forecast temperatures for the week ahead.
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The entire area is under a Winter Weather Advisory through midnight. For McHenry, DeKalb and LaSalle counties, the advisory takes effect at 3 p.m. In Lake, Kane, DuPage, Cook, Kendall and Will counties, the advisory begins at 6 p.m. In Kankakee, along with Lake, Porter, Newton and Jasper counties in northwest Indiana, the advisory begins at 9 p.m. and continues through 6 a.m.
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Throughout the day, conditions will stay windy and damp.
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Periods of rain will cross the area.
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But as temperatures drop, the rain could turn to freezing rain and ice.
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The freezing moisture will make its way into northwest Indiana and some southern counties late-Thursday evening.
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They will continue during the overnight hours, possibly turning to snow at times.
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