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Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017

Temperature peak about 10 degrees above normal, but fall more than 20 degrees short of last Sunday’s record 69-degree high

Some morning sunshine fades as clouds gather and increase through the afternoon.

Temperatures moderate as  gusty southwest winds increase to 20-30 mph  push afternoon highs into the middle and upper 40s.

Cloudy overnight. South winds 8-15 mph keep overnight low temperatures near or above freezing with lows in the lower or middle 30s.

Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

Some morning sun followed by a mostly cloudy afternoon. Mild as highs climb to near 50, but turning cooler along the Illinois shore  as south-southeast winds 10-20 mph cut in off the lake. Rain developing overnight.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

February ends on a  wet, but mild note with occasional showers and possibly a thunderstorm.  Inland highs reach the lower and middle 50s but southeast winds keep it cooler along the lake.  Periods of rain overnight.

Wednesday, March 1

March arrives  in  lion-like fashion.  Windy and chilly periods of rain. N/NE wind 10-20 mph. Inland highs reach the low/ mid 40s, but hold in the 30s near the lake. Colder overnight as rain changes to snow before ending.

Thursday, March 2

Morning clouds break bringing some intermittent sunshine by afternoon.  Colder with highs in the middle and upper 30s.  Cloudy overnight with a chance of some snow  or snow flurries.

Friday, March 3

Partly sunny, rather windy and chilly with highs in the middle 30s.  Northwest winds 10-20 mph.

Saturday, March 4

More clouds than sun.  Milder as highs rebound to the lower and middle 40s as south winds increase to 10-18 mph.