The weather for the Chicago area has been unusually cool to start November. While a quick warm shot will take hold this weekend; snowflakes will mark the return of cooler weather by Monday morning.
Saturday felt more like a spring day in Chicago with mild temperatures and hail-producing thunderstorms.
The mild weather will hold through tonight and Sunday with temperatures once again set to rise into the middle 60s as the weekend comes to a close. However, rain will reach the city by the end of the day Sunday.
The rain will mark a change in the weather pattern, unfortunately a change back to unseasonably cool weather. In fact, the airmass moving in will be so cool that the rain may end late Sunday night or early Monday morning as some wet snow. Little to no accumulation is expected as the snow ends quickly early Monday morning and the sun returns.
After the wet weather, dry and cool conditions will linger through the end of the week. The sun will be out every day through at least Thursday, but temperatures will do little to reflect it.
The punches just keep coming from Old Man Winter as another storm with snow may sweep from the Midwest this weekend into the mid-Atlantic and perhaps New England by Groundhog Day.
An Alberta Clipper will bring a fresh wave of snow to the Northeast for the end of the week.
As it became obvious on Saturday that a major blizzard was going to hit the Northeast, the track and size of the storm became critical as to which areas would be hit the hardest.
Clouds saturated the Grand Canyon on Wednesday, Jan. 28, creating a tranquil sight in a rare inversion.
As temperatures decrease and winter brings shortened days, human behavior changes coincide with opportunities for property theft.
Peter, UT (1985)
Minus 66 degrees -- all-time low for Utah.
Choteau, MN (1989)
Winds gusted to 124 mph.
NY and VT (1990)
Big snowstorm; some amounts: Andover, VT 28 inches Mount Holly, VT 24 inches Utica, NY 17 inches Lowville, NY 14 inches Albany, NY 11 inches Syracuse, NY 11 inches