A warmup is on the way to end March in the Chicago area.
After a warm Sunday, it will turn even warmer Monday with a chance of an afternoon or evening showers and a high around 65 F, well above normal.
The normal temperature is in the low 50s for the end of March in Chicago.
The warmth will be short-lived as a cold front associated with a storm system expected to bring blizzard conditions to parts of the Plains moves through the area.
It will turn chilly Tuesday and Wednesday. There will be a chance of rain on Wednesday with a high that will struggle to get to 45 F.
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While no major storms are pressing the northeastern United States in the short-term, milder air will trigger spotty, light snow and freezing drizzle to start the week.
Urduja, known globally as Kai-tak, will continue to unleash life-threatening flooding rain and mudslides as it slowly crosses the Philippines into Monday.
As frigid air plunges into and builds over the central United States, a stormy pattern with snow, ice and rain may unfold from Texas to Maine for Christmas holiday travelers.
Those getting a head start on holiday travel across the Rockies and Midwest late this week may be faced with disruptive snow along the way.
While waves of arctic air will continue to pour across the Great Lakes and New England this weekend, milder air will surge farther northward early this week.
The cold reprieve unfolding across the United States will not last long with waves of chilly air set to invade many parts of the country in the days leading up to Christmas.
Winds will again kick up and become strong, raising the risk of rapidly spreading wildfires in Southern California through Sunday as firefighters continue to battle the historic Thomas Fire.
After an unseasonably quiet start to December in the northwestern United States, a significant storm will set its sights on the region spanning Tuesday to Wednesday.