FOX 32 NEWS - We should be wearing down jackets this week. At least that’s what we expect during a normal November in Chicago, but this year is anything but normal. We have yet to dip below 51 degrees this fall and our fist freeze didn’t come until November 12th, a month behind normal.
The good news is our snowless and warm weather will continue this week with upper 60s by Friday, and then we make a hard U-turn and head into the 40’s and 30’s with flurries or snow showers possible Saturday night and Sunday.
The driving force behind this taste of winter is a powerful storm system that will cross the Plains and trigger blizzard-like conditions. Here in Chicago, we warm to near 70 in some places on Thursday and Friday as a warm front lifts across the area, then rain and thunderstorms will precede the cold front late Friday.
By Saturday and Sunday, cold, Canadian air is pulled into Chicago on gusty northwest winds with pockets of flurries and lake effect snow showers developing. The most likely place for snow showers will be Northwest Indiana and Lower Michigan.
Sun returns Monday, but cold air remains.