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.
A couple dry days are in store for Atlanta, but will be followed by heavy rain in time for the weekend.
Despite a dry day Wednesday, clouds and rain will return to Seattle this week and next.
More waves of Arctic air are in the offing for Cleveland this week.
Yet another blast of Arctic air will roll southeastward this week over the Midwest and will reach the Northeast.
The coldest air of the season so far is moving in for the middle of this week around Connecticut, in the wake of Tuesday's snowstorm. A new storm will move in this weekend.
After ending the weekend on a slick note, more cold air will dominate weather headlines this week.
Bend, OR (1919)
28" snowfall set state 24 hour mark.
Baltimore City (1878)
28.73" barometric pressure - Dec. record.
Madison, WI (1970)
16.0" snow, greatest 24 hour snowfall for city (10th-14th).