Spring started over a week ago, but the Chicago area can’t seem to get a break from the winter conditions.
The sun was shining brightly on Monday afternoon, but temperatures were well below average, according to NBC 5 Storm Team meteorologists. Temperatures were forecast in the mid-30s for most of the day, a noticeable difference from the usual 50 degrees for this time of year.
Unusually cold weather for the season will continue on Thursday, although temperatures will rise slightly. Highs should be in the low to mid 40s.
So when will we finally get a break?
When it comes to temperatures, Chicago will see a significant jump on Wednesday, but on that day the region will face a weather factor: scattered showers and potentially gusty thunderstorms.
Although the rain is about to start Tuesday evening, the chance of precipitation increases throughout the day on Wednesday before ending early Thursday morning, according to meteorologists.
An inch to an inch and a half of rain is forecast, with the possibility of heavy showers. Precipitation may not be the same everywhere, as a mixture of rain and snow is possible in some areas.
A chance of showers will continue on Thursday, when temperatures stabilize in the mid-40s.
After that, the spring weather that many people have been waiting for might be here to stay, at least for a while. The following week will start with highs in the 50s, according to meteorologists from the NBC 5 Storm team.
By the time Wednesday rolls around, the maximum temperature will be 59 degrees, forecasters said.