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Colder temperatures return to the central and eastern U.S. and winter holds a bit longer across the north.

A strong cold front is forecast to reach the East Coast by Friday morning, dropping temperatures on the order of 15 to 30 degrees by Saturday. Some lingering showers will be possible behind the front, and snow showers are possible across parts of the Great Lakes and the Northeast on Friday. But tonight, heavy rain with embedded thunderstorms are expected for the Gulf Coast and Florida.
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Mostly Cloudy

38°F

3°C

Humidity 46%
Wind Speed NW 12 mph
Barometer 30.04 in (1018.2 mb)
Dewpoint 19°F (-7°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill30°F (-1°C)
Last update on 26 Mar 8:53 pm CDT

Current conditions at

Chicago, Chicago Midway Airport (KMDW)

Lat: 41.78 Lon: -87.76 Elev: 617ft.

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Chicago, IL Local Forecast Office

Cook County

Zone Forecast

Tonight
Mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of light snow showers in the late evening and overnight. Lows in the lower 20s. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph after midnight.
Friday
Partly cloudy. A 40 percent chance of snow showers early in the morning. Highs around 30. North winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the morning.
Friday Night
Mostly clear. Lows 16 to 20. North winds 10 to 15 mph.
Saturday
Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 30s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 20s. South winds 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday
Mostly cloudy. Light rain likely and a slight chance of light sleet in the morning...then a chance of light rain in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of light rain in the evening...then mostly clear after midnight. Lows in the mid 30s.
Monday
Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 50s.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light showers. Lows in the upper 30s.
Tuesday And Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s inland...but only in the lower 50s near the lake. Lows around 40.
Wednesday And Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of light rain. Highs in the lower 60s. Lows in the lower 40s.
Thursday
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of light rain. Highs around 60.

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Last Update: 246 PM CDT THU MAR 26 2015
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