Chicago: Relief From the Dangerous Cold in Sight

By Brian Thompson, Meteorologist
January 10, 2014; 2:07 AM
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After temperatures reached double digits on Wednesday for the first time since Sunday, the mercury fell back below zero again early Thursday morning.

Overnight Thursday, lows did not drop below the mid-20s, a stark contrast from the subzero temperatures felt most of the week.

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Icy conditions could still be a problem Friday morning thanks to pockets of freezing drizzle. Air travel could face minor delays in the morning hours.

A storm system moving west of Chicagoland on Friday will drag enough warm air in for a steady rain to develop Friday and Friday night. The rain may end as some snowflakes Saturday morning.

Highs Friday through Sunday will near 40 degrees, providing an opportunity to venture outdoors without the sting of frigid air.

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