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    Cold Air in Firm Control of Chicago

    By By Kristina Pydynowski, senior meteorologist
    March 27, 2014, 1:00:20 AM EDT

    Around Chicago, the next several days will definitely not feel like spring, with arctic air in control.

    A frigid dome of high pressure gripped the Midwest through Monday, keeping temperatures near the freezing mark.

    A little snow will cross the city through Tuesday morning, leaving a quick coating to an inch and threatening to create slick travel for a time.

    In the wake of the snow, fresh cold air will arrive and hold Tuesday's high to the upper 20s. Temperatures Tuesday night will then plummet into the teens.


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    Brisk winds ushering in the arctic air will prevent AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures from rising out of the lower teens.

    The cold in Chicago through Tuesday is more on par with what the city would experience during a typical January.

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    Those participating in spring sports and activities should wear the proper attire as cold-related injuries are possible, especially during the overnight hours.

    The cold will ease some on Wednesday with a brief surge of milder air to follow for Thursday. Temperatures on Thursday are expected to near 50 F.

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