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The brief break we got Tuesday and Wednesday from last week’s unseasonably cool temperatures is long gone. A cool, upper level cut-off low has been spinning across the Upper Midwest from the Dakotas to Wisconsin over the past day or so. Last night, a cold front associated with the low swept across the region and has brought a cool Canadian airmass over the Chicago area. This low is expected to hang around the Great Lakes region this weekend. Along with the unseasonably cool airmass will on and off light rain showers or sprinkles. This will last through the early part of next week (possibly through Tuesday) before finally moving out. For today, expect increase in cloud coverage this afternoon with and isolated chance for light rain or sprinkles this evening. High temperatures will be in the mid 60s. Low temperatures will fall into the 40s except for the low 50s downtown.
Autumn/Fall Equinox begins tomorrow at 5:04am EDT/4:04am CDT
Next week to warm back up
Don’t write off the warm weather just yet! Unseasonably cool weather will dominate over the next 5 or 6 days (through Monday or Tuesday), however, a return to warm weather is expected later next week. Westerly winds will boost temperatures in the 70s and possibly 80s Wednesday through Friday of next week.
Friday: Mid-October level temperatures. Cloudy with scattered showers. Rain coverage: 40%. High temperatures |60-65|. Winds north-northeast 5-15 mph.
Saturday: Cloudy and remaining cool. Not a washout, but numerous shower/light rain activity. Rain coverage: 40%. High temperatures |60-65|. Winds north-northeast 5-15 mph.
Sunday: Cloudy and cool with occasional showers/sprinkles. Rain coverage: 60%. High temperatures |61-66|. Winds north-northeast 5-15 mph.
Monday: Mostly cloudy and warmer. Scattered showers. High temperatures |64-69|. Winds north-northeast 5-10 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Light rain or showers still possible. High temperatures in the upper 60s.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and warmer. High temperatures in the mid to upper 70s.
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