A mild January continues to end the weekend in the Chicago area, with cloudy skies and dry conditions expected to persist alongside seasonally mild temperatures for much of the day.
Sunday morning starts on the cooler side, with temperatures just below freezing in the low 20s for much of the region.
While cloud cover is expected to prevail in the region for most of Sunday, some intermittent sunny spells are likely from late morning to early afternoon.
Temperatures are expected to hit 40 degrees around noon, continuing a month-long trend of above-average temperatures, with Chicago still avoiding a teenage dip so far in 2023.
While cloud cover persists Sunday night, a westerly system is expected to bring showers to the Chicago area by Monday morning, likely during commute hours.
The system arrives with mild temperatures, bringing the high forecast for Monday to nearly 50 degrees as temperatures are expected to hover in the 40s for much of the day.
Although the showers are expected to generally dissipate in the afternoon, a second wave from the system could also impact the Chicago area in the early evening.
While current forecast models suggest Tuesday and Wednesday will be mostly dry, a system coming from the southwest could bring measurable snow to the Chicago area on Thursday, although winter mixing is also possible. Snow will be more likely in the northwestern suburbs.
After the potential snow event, temperatures are expected to return to average, with highs next weekend expected to be in the high 30s to high 30s.