Monday's high temperature in Chicago was just 1 degree shy of the record high of 71 degrees set in 1970.
A cold front passed through the Great Lakes with showers Monday night, ushering in cooler air. The high will be in the mid-50s with partial sunshine on Tuesday.
The downward trend of temperatures will continue through midweek with Wednesday's high only reaching the low 40s. For early December, a high in the lower 40s is closer to the normal high, which is in the upper 30s.
Highs will stay in the 40s through late-week and into the weekend.
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An Alberta Clipper storm will lay a swath of snow and slippery travel from the Great Lakes to the Northeast early this week.
A stormy pattern in the days leading up to Christmas may increase odds for a white Christmas in the midwestern and northeastern United States but may also pose concerns for holiday travelers.
Unsettled weather will continue across Germany into Thursday as rain, snow and gusty winds are all expected.
Behind the storm set to bring snow back to the northeastern United States by Tuesday, bitter cold and frigid winds will make being outdoors brutal at midweek. The cold may also provide more snow opportunities later in the week.
One week since it first began, the destructive and challenging Thomas Fire has already soared into the record books as one of the largest wildfires in California history.
While weather-related vehicle emergencies aren't always life-threatening, freezing conditions can quickly create a deadly situation.
More unsettled weather is on tap for the United Kingdom following rounds of snow and ice the past several days.
Dec. 11 is International Mountain Day, a day that celebrates and raises awareness about the importance of mountains.