Milder for Chicago Into the Weekend, Colder Next Week

By Jillian MacMath, Staff Writer
November 8, 2013; 8:50 AM ET
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Those not looking forward to winter weather may want to take advantage of the weekend as wintry conditions are on the way.

After late-week temperatures in the 40s, highs will reach the upper 50s Saturday under a partly sunny sky. It will be breezy, however, with southwesterly winds of 15-25 mph.

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Winds will become northwesterly Sunday and mark the beginning of a downward temperature trend.

By Monday, highs in Chicagoland will be in the low to middle 40s then fall into the 30s Tuesday. A couple of snow flurries or snow showers may accompany the cold Tuesday.


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