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    Arctic Cold Blast Headed to Chicago

    By By Kristina Pydynowski, senior meteorologist
    November 12, 2013, 5:53:05 AM EST

    Residents of Chicago should not get used to the mild start to this weekend with an arctic cold blast on the horizon.

    Cooler air will settle back over Chicago on Sunday after the warmer temperatures from Saturday.

    Sunday's chill, however, will pale in comparison to the arctic air set to grip Chicagoland Monday through Tuesday.

    Monday's high in the lower 40s will occur in the morning with temperatures set to plunge into the 30s during the afternoon as the arctic air arrives.


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    Tuesday is then shaping up to be Chicago's coldest day since March with temperatures struggling to climb out of the lower 30s during the day and dropping into the lower 20s at night.

    Many of the suburbs will dip into the teens Tuesday night.

    The initial blast of arctic air will be accompanied by rain and wet snow on Monday. Motorists should watch for slick spots Monday night, mainly on bridges and overpasses.

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    The majority of the lake-effect snow that develops Monday night through Tuesday will be directed at northwestern Indiana, but some snow showers will still stream over Chicago. That is especially true for the southern suburbs.

    This arctic blast will not be prolonged with the cold expected to ease later in the week.

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