Chicago appears set for one of the coldest Thanksgivings the city has seen in more than two decades.
The region continues to be stuck in a deep freeze as temperatures are once again expected to remain much colder than average.
Morning clouds should lead to some afternoon, but even with southwest winds highs are only expected to reach the low 30s.
Clearing skies tonight should allow temps to fall into the mid to upper teen in most locations with low 20s expected in downtown Chicago.
Early morning shoppers should see a decent amount of sunshine Friday, but as the day progresses more clouds are forecast to return to the area.
Afternoon highs will remain chilly, topping out in the mid-30s.
More seasonable conditions are expected this weekend with partly sunny skies, low in the mid to upper 20s and highs near 40.