There may still be snow and bitter temperatures in the forecast, but could this weekend be the last breath of winter in the Chicago area?
As many prepare to move their clocks forward, it seems Mother Nature is also looking to take a leap forward.
The Climate Prediction Center released its six-to-10-day temperature forecast and shows the Chicago area has a 60-70% chance of seeing above-average temperatures from March 15-19.
During this period, the average high in Chicago is between 47 and 48 degrees.
And NBC 5 Storm Team meteorologists say their forecast shows the same thing.
Alicia Roman said her 10-day outlook shows Tuesday’s high will be 50 degrees, turning even hotter on Wednesday and Thursday, with highs in the 60s. That’s nearly 15 degrees above average for this time of year, she said.
It’s still too early to tell if the trend is here to stay, but it’s still good news for Chicagoans looking forward to spring.