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.