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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.


    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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