Wintry Pattern Here to Stay for Chicago

By Kristen Rodman, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
October 23, 2013; 4:21 AM ET
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A wintry pattern has taken over the Windy City and it is here to stay.

"The pattern is more reminiscent of late November," AccuWeather Meteorologist Brian Edwards said.

Showers turned into wet snowflakes late Tuesday afternoon, marking the first flurries of the season for the city.

Last year, the first traces of snow for Chicagoland occurred Nov. 12, 2012, some three weeks later than this year.

Additionally, Tuesday's temperatures were approximately 20 degrees lower than on Oct. 22, 2012.

A rain and snow mix fell during the early evening hours Wednesday, bringing a few more flurries to the city.

While no more snow is forecast for the remainder of the week, the air will remain on the colder side.

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Nighttime highs for the entire week will be in the 30s.

Wednesday and Thursday will prove be the coldest days of the week with temperatures in the mid-40s.

Sunshine will return for the end of the week accompanied by some clouds.

Those headed outdoors for the weekend will experience slightly higher temperatures, as the weekend highs increase into the low 50s.

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