The first day of spring is Wednesday, but the weather will be anything but. With a high of 24 degrees and wind gusts up to 30 mph, winter might hang around a few more days.
By contrast, on March 20 of 2012, Chicago’s temperatures hit 85 degrees, the Chicago Tribune reports.
This year’s March temperatures averaged 18.6 degrees colder than the same month in 2012, WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling said.
Temperatures on Tuesday dipped below zero in some parts of the Chicagoland area, with recordings of -4 in Rochelle and -1 in Aurora, the Tribune reports.
And the freezing temperatures could turn into snow, the National Weather Service predicts. “Breezy and blustery” winds along with rain and snow are predicted for Sunday and Monday.