Sunday’s temperatures go from the lower 50s in the afternoon, to the lower 30s Monday morning.
Local temperatures are predicted to hover in the low 70s through the weekend, Rodriguez said. Chicago may see its highs stuck in the single digits both Saturday and New Year’s Day. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with overnight low temperatures around 21 degrees. The coldest air will be with us next Thursday and Friday. A best forecast right now brings lows in the upper 40’s or low 50’s on Wednesday and Thursday. Windy. High -7. Night: Cloudy with 60 per cent chance of flurries. Temperatures will only get to the mid to upper 20s in the afternoon under partly cloudy skies. Some communities will drop to the teens, with others reaching the 20 degree mark.
Temperatures behind the front Saturday be MUCH colder with afternoon highs tumbling into the teens and 20s.
Sunday – Cloudy with 60 per cent chance of flurries.
Saturday morning will likely have a few showers around. Temperatures may briefly climb during the morning, but blustery winds will gust in from the north with rain fairly likely during the morning.
The weather is set to test the mettle of hundreds of thousands in New York’s Times Square as they ring in the New Year on Sunday night.
Overview: Bitterly cold temperatures continue for the rest of 2017 and as we begin 2018. If the skies would have cleared, most of the region could have dropped to near freezing. Expect a milder night with temperatures in the upper 30s. This means even more cold. While we’re dealing with temperatures in the 20s and 30s on New Year’s Day, the folks in Duluth, Minnesota, will be lucky if their first day of 2018 even gets above zero. If anyone’s counting – that will be at least six days with temps below freezing (day and night) and that’s pretty impressive when our average high is still 40° for this time of the year.