Weekend start mild but then temps drop

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The core of the frigid air mass, responsible for generating Chicago’s coldest Christmas Eve daytime high of 18-degrees on Tuesday, has retreated north for the time being. But, while gusty southwest winds are to hustle even milder air into the area Saturday, the fact the ground is snow covered is quite likely to put a lid on the degree of warming we see, particularly on Saturday. If the 41-degree high we’re predicting at O’Hare Saturday verifies, it will become the warmest reading to occur here over the past 24 days.
Chicago is expected to move into a falling temp regime Sunday. Fans of the Bears and Packers would be wise to plan to bundle up warmly for Sunday’s Soldier Field game since air temps are predicted to drop from the low 30s early Sunday to the low 20s by game time mid Sunday afternoon and to the mid teens by nightfall. Sub zero readings are likely to grip many areas by Monday morning and again Monday night and Tuesday morning.

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