Rounds of gusty, chilly showers will pelt Chicagoland through the end of the week.
A storm hanging around over Minnesota and Wisconsin will drive colder air over northern Illinois, northwestern Indiana and southern Wisconsin through Friday.
While the Chicago area will escape the high winds being experienced over the northern and central Plains since Wednesday, enough wind with the showers may render umbrellas and covered bus stops useless.
Wind gusts can reach as high as 45 mph in some locations.
Although not cold enough for snow, in addition to the showers, some areas may be hit with a thunderstorm and small hail during the midday, afternoon and early evening hours.
The storm to the north with its wind, chill and showers will dissolve Friday night. The weather will trend warmer and more tranquil with at least partial sunshine in store both days.
Snowy weather is kicking off the month of March across the Northeast as a winter storm is moving into the region.
As a large storm rolls out of the Plains and Midwest, a swath of snow, ice and travel disruptions will extend into the Northeast for the start of March.
Yet another winter storm will take aim at the Northeast and Midwest This week with widespread ice and flooding concerns.
The beginning of March marks the start of meteorological spring in the Northern Hemisphere, but this does not signal the end of winter weather in the United States.
While more storms are on the horizon to start March, the accompanying cold shots will be less extreme.
A storm will whip across the United Kingdom and the North Sea through Sunday with potentially damaging and disruptive winds.
Heavy Rains (Feb. 28 through March 1) 24-Hour amounts: Mount Wilson 10.36" Pasadena 4.50" San Bernardino 3.04" Los Angeles 2.63"
Eastern U.S. (1991)
Record Warmth... Location New Record Old Record Erie, PA 64 59/1946 Hartford, CT 60 59/1972 Boston, MA 63 62/1972 Detroit, MI 58T 58/1883
South Dakota (1998)
A storm snowfall total of 94 inches since February 25th in Galena. 90 inches in Lead.