The weekend got off to a rainy and colder start, although there appears to be a turnaround by Sunday – Chicago style.
Periods of rain are expected on Saturday evening, with a few possible snowflakes in the morning, according to the NBC 5 Storm team.
Temperatures will likely remain in the high 30s for most of the morning before reaching highs in the low 40s in the afternoon and evening.
Spring officially arrives on Sunday with the vernal equinox, bringing the Chicago area some warmth and sunshine.
Sunday is forecast to be mostly sunny and dry with temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s according to the latest models, which will be ideal for Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle runners.
Sunrise for the first day of spring will be at 6:53 a.m. and sunset at 7:02 p.m., the NBC 5 Storm team found.
Monday is expected to remain partly cloudy in the upper 60s near 70 degrees, although showers are expected later in the day.
Cooling is expected Tuesday through Thursday with temperatures in the mid 40s and 50s, along with mixed rain showers.