Chicago: Snow Arrives After Unusual Weekend Warmth

April 15, 2014; 2:21 AM ET
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Story written by Jordan Root, Meteorologist

The weekend featured unusual warmth for this time of the year with temperatures soaring to 80 on Saturday and 69 on Sunday.

However, all good things must come to an end. Cold air will blast into the region on Monday morning with rain showers in spots. However, a changeover to snow is expected later today and will extend into tonight. A light coating may occur on grassy surfaces.

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A stiff northerly wind will hold RealFeel® temperatures to the 20s on Monday.

While another chilly day will unfold on Tuesday, the roller coaster ride for temperatures will continue later in the week with milder air set to arrive.

Other than Monday and Monday night, the next shot for precipitation will come towards the end of the week.


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