Week opens mild, but changes may be on way

Daily Southtown - - CHICAGO WEATHER CENTER - By Tom Skilling and

Though the Chicago area was only brushed by a ma­jor snow­storm over the week­end, the city did re­ceive its heav­i­est snow­fall since late Novem­ber. Of­fi­cially, 2.5 inches fell at O’Hare In­ter­na­tional Air­port, while the to­tal at Mid­way reached 3.7 inches. High pres­sure will build across the re­gion Mon­day, bring­ing sun­shine and light winds.

Tem­per­a­tures are ex­pected to break above freez­ing for the first time in five days. Brief in­tru­sions of po­lar air will be mod­est and brief through the work­week, with tem­per­a­tures fore­cast to av­er­age nearly 7 de­grees above nor­mal through Fri­day. Medi­um­range fore­casts cov­er­ing the pe­riod from Satur­day into next week agree in de­vel­op­ing a much more po­tent in­flux of cold air, per­haps fea­tur­ing the low­est tem­per­a­tures of the win­ter thus far.

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