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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Fatima Kelley
Fatima Kelley
The day starts off warm, as temperatures reach to near 60 degrees by noon.
But by 6 p.m., those temperatures tank to near freezing or below for some spots.
By 10 p.m., the entire area will temperatures below-freezing.
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.
Fatima Kelley
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.
Throughout the day, conditions will stay windy and damp.
Fatima Kelley
Periods of rain will cross the area.
But as temperatures drop, the rain could turn to freezing rain and ice.
The freezing moisture will make its way into northwest Indiana and some southern counties late-Thursday evening.
They will continue during the overnight hours, possibly turning to snow at times.
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