**This week is Illinois Winter Weather Preparedness Week!**
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This is the time of year when the average temperature is about 49 degrees. Even though Monday’s 53 degree high was nearly 20 degrees below Sunday’s 70 degree day, it was still slightly above normal for this time if year which is not bad. Milder air from the southwest will work its way into the region Tuesday on strengthening southwest winds. Unfortunately, the duration of this mild weather will not last long. A cold front pushes across the area Tuesday evening. That’s when temperatures will come crashing. Overnight lows will fall into the upper 20s/low 30s. The Chicagoland area is in the midst of a progressive weather pattern where the temperature is u for a day or two then down for a couple of days before jumping back up. Arctic air hangs over the area Wednesday and Thursday with highs only in the 40s and overnight lows in the 20s and 30s. Milder air returns for the weekend.
Tuesday: Partly sunny and breezy. Highs in the upper 50s to lowers 60s. Winds southwest 10-20 mph becoming northwest by evening. Gust as high as 30 mph.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and breezy. Highs in the low 40s. Winds northwest 10-20 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny with highs near 40 degrees. Light winds.
Friday: Partly cloudy, windy, and warmer. Highs in the mid 50s. Winds southwest 10-20 mph gusting to 30 mph.
Saturday: Clouds building from the west. Windy and unseasonably warm. Chance for showers and a thunderstorm late. Highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Winds southwest 15-25 mph gusting to 35 mph.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy and cooler with showers early. Highs in the lower to mid 40s. Winds northwest 5-15 mph.
Monday: Mostly sunny and cool. Clouds and shower chances increase late. Highs in the lower 40s. Light winds.
8-15 day outlook (Long-range Forecast)
Tuesday Nov 22: Chance for showers. Windier. Highs in the mid 50s.
Wednesday Nov 23: Highs in the mid to upper 40s.
Thursday Nov 24: Highs in the lower to mid 50s.
Friday Nov 25: Highs mid to upper 50s.
Saturday Nov 26: Highs near 60 degrees.
Sunday Nov 27:Highs near 50 degrees.
Monday Nov 28: Highs in the lower to mid 50s.
Tuesday Nov 29:Highs in the 50s.
Wednesday Nov 30: Highs in the lower 40s.
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