Spring temps give way to one of coldest Sox home openers ever

Chicagoans got a long-delayed taste of spring this weekend.

Saturday’s high temperatures fell just shy of 60 degrees and readings on Easter Sunday are forecast to peak in the lower 50s.

The city has enjoyed a string of mild Easters in recent years with the holiday high temperatures reaching at least 50 degrees every year since 2009.

The White Sox home opener scheduled for Monday will not fare as well. A cold front will move in Sunday night sending the mercury tumbling into the middle and upper 20s overnight.  Monday will have a wintry feel as clouds dominate and gusty northwest winds limit highs to the upper 30s, making this one of the coldest White Sox home openers in history.

The chilly weather will linger through Tuesday but a warming trend will send the mercury slowly rebounding into the lower 50s by Thursday and Friday, then surge into the lower 60s by Saturday.

For more on the forecast log on to the Chicago Weather Center.

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