The warm air that moved into the Chicago area won’t stay long, as the temperature is expected to drop 35 degrees by early Tuesday, when single-digits are possible.
The temperature reached 52 degrees Monday afternoon and it was still in the upper-40s when light rain moved into the area, according to the National Weather Service.
However, the temperature is expected to fall to 17 degrees and the rain is expected to turn to snow, the weather service said. Less than a half inch accumulation is expected.
The temperature is only expected to rise modestly Tuesday afternoon and will fall to 7 degrees Tuesday night, the weather service said. Wind gusts could create wind chill values as low as minus-4 degrees.
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