Weekend to open with mid-winter wind chills
Brisk northwest winds coupled with temperatures in the teens to near 20 degrees will create Saturday morning wind chills more typical of mid-winter than the third week of spring.
Cold weekend temps to spill over into next week
Daytime high temperatures will provide little relief from the cold mornings. Expect readings to remain 15+ degrees below normal through Tuesday before relief arrives.
Nearly unprecedented early April chill
Not a single daytime high has reached 50 degrees so far this month. By Tuesday that will make 10 days in a row.
Only five other April 1-10 have failed to log at least one day of 50 degrees or warmer dating back to 1871 when weather records began and not since 1975, 43 years ago.
Another round of snow on the way
A period of wet snow arrives with the arrival of the next weather disturbance late Sunday night into Monday morning. Accumulations are expected to be minor (1-2”) and mostly on grassy or normally colder outdoor surfaces. Precipitation should wind down to sprinkles or a light wintry mix in time for the Cubs home opener Monday afternoon but plan on unseasonably cold temperatures in the upper 30s along with raw easterly winds.