The weather in Chicago will remain rather tranquil through Wednesday before a very cold air mass moves in from the north.
High temperatures on Monday topped out at the 42-degree mark despite a good deal of cloud cover.
Tuesday will turn out milder as the winds change to a more southerly direction. The high temperature will rise to nearly 50 F with a gusty wind.
There could be another shower in the area on Tuesday, but most of the day will remain dry.
Shower chances will stick around into Wednesday with high temperatures in the middle 40s. A cold front will move through on Wednesday, with a much colder air mass moving in for Thursday and Friday.
The sun will reappear in time for next weekend, but temperatures will become stuck in the 20s.
Springlike warmth will pour from the Plains to the East over the next few days before another winter storm unfolds at midweek.
The same system responsible for bringing rain to the Northwest over the weekend will deliver snow to the Rockies and Plains for the start of this week.
Although spring is on the horizon, the detrimental impacts of this year's harsh winter still loom as threats for roof collapses continue.
Despite a springlike start to the week, winter and substantial snow will make a comeback across the Midwest and Northeast at midweek.
Philadelphia will continue to experience a taste of spring before colder air and a winter storm arrive at midweek.
New York City will continue to experience a taste of spring before winter makes a comeback at midweek.
Ohio Valley/ Mid-Atlantic (1990)
Record warmth... Location New Record Old Record Evansville, IN 82 74/1988 Roanoke, VA 77 74/1974
Heavy snowstorm left 10" in Georgia, 22" in Tennessee, 24" in Kentucky, 15" in Virginia. Many buildings collapsed, Kentucky's worst recent storm.
Burlington, NC (1951)
(10th-14th) 16.0" of snow, greatest single storm total in city's history.