Chicago: Weather to Turn Even Colder by Midweek

By , Senior Meteorologist
February 25, 2014; 3:05 AM ET
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Play video Weather across the North Central region is discussed in the above AccuWeather.com video.

The reappearance of the polar vortex means the return of frigid air and a little snow at times in the Chicago area towards the end of the week.

A weak storm can bring a bit of snow on Friday, with the best chance for accumulating snow at night.

The coldest air in the outbreak will move in starting on Wednesday.

High temperatures most days will be in the teens Tuesday through Friday. Nighttime lows most nights will be within a few degrees of zero. During the coldest nights, Tuesday night and Thursday night, temperatures may drop well below zero.

Brisk winds will result in AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures dipping well below zero at times.

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The cold wave will release its grip a little by Saturday with lighter winds. Temperatures may reach the 20-degree mark.

Tune in to AccuWeather Live Midday every weekday at noon EST. We will be talking about the return of cold air in the Midwest and East, as well as more storms and the potential for rain in California.

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