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Skilling’s forecast: Coldest April open in 20 years!

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March-level temperatures are back.

The problem is, it’s April and temperatures ought to be warming — not reverting back to levels more typical of a month earlier. This development is just the latest in a string of unusual weather twists and turns which have characterized recent months here.

Chicagoans shiver through another day of 40s Tuesday but are casting a wishful eye toward the 60-degree readings predicted Thursday and the mid-60s which may occur here on Saturday.

Tuesday’s predicted 44-degree peak reading comes on the heels of Monday’s max of 41-degrees, a reading which made it the coldest April 1 here in 20 years.

At the Cell, Sox fans celebrated a 2 to 1 win over Kansas City in the team’s chilliest opening day weather at home of the past 33 years. Only four other Sox home openers have been colder: 1907 (38-degrees); 2003 (39); 1905 (40) and 1980 (40).

Read more from Tom Skilling’s latest blog post here.

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