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Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2017

Southerly winds pick up across northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana Wednesday, bringing even milder air into our area.

Patchy dense fog early, becoming mostly sunny. Record high temperatures should peak in the lower 70s for the third day in the past five, exceeding by several degrees the old record of 68-degrees for this date set back in 1922.

A cold front passes overnight, swinging winds to the west and then the north with partly cloudy skies and a chance of a few sprinkles.

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Increasing clouds. Cooler. Daytime temps in the mid to upper 50s well inland – 40s near the lake due to NE winds off the cool waters. Showers/ strong thunderstorms spread into the area from the west later in the afternoon/night

Friday, Feb. 24, 2017

Mild, showers/strong thunderstorms likely through midday. Storms may be severe. Highs in the 60s north and 70s south. Blustery SW winds shift west by evening. Colder overnight with a few showers changing to 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 late afternoon and at night, mainly south.

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 around 50°. Rain diminishing/ending overnight and turning cooler, as winds shift to the north.