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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

With a cold front to our east and the center of high pressure far to the north, east to northeast winds off the cold waters of Lake Michigan will flow over the Chicago area.

Mostly cloudy, a brisk east to northeast breeze and turning colder.

Highest temperatures in the lower 50s early with readings falling into the lower 40s during the afternoon.

Showers/strong thunderstorms spread into the area from the west later in the afternoon and continue overnight.

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017

Mild, showers/strong t-storms likely through midday; possibly severe. High temps from the low 40s far north to low 70s far south. Blustery winds out of the south shift west by evening. Colder overnight with flurries.

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

Cloudy, blustery and much colder. Periodic light snow or flurries likely. High temperatures for the most part in the middle 30s. Northwest winds 20-30 mph diminish late. Clearing and colder at night.

Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017

Filtered sun north, thickening clouds south. Seasonably cold, with highs in the mid-upper 30s. Light winds. Some snow or flurries possible mainly south portion at night.

Monday, Feb. 27, 2017

Cloudy skies with wet snow, becoming mixed with or changing over to rain from the south. Precipitation becoming all rain overnight. Brisk east to southeast winds 15-20 mph.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

Cloudy, gusty southwest winds and seasonably mild with occasional rain – high temperatures 50-55 degrees. Rain ending overnight and turning cooler, as winds shift to the northwest.

Wednesday, March 1

Mostly cloudy, blustery northwest winds and colder with a chance of snow showers. High temps in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Becoming partly cloudy at night and seasonably cold. Lows in the middle 20s.