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Today's Weather: Packed

By Chuck Sudo in News on Nov 10, 2014 2:00PM

Photo credit: Tim Murphy

We know many of you are still shell-shocked by meteorologists use of the term "polar vortex" last week to explain the cold snap we'll be experiencing later this week. First, y'all need to get past Chiberia, folks; "polar vortex"is a common term and doesn't make the cold weather any worse. Second, it's autumn. High temps near freezing simply means we're closer to outdoor skating season, fireplaces and brandy. Finally, that same polar vortex that had us cursing the stars in January and February was responsible for our mild July and August.

If that doesn't make you feel better, maybe today's forecast will with highs expected to reach the upper 50s. The clouds above us right now are expected to clear a bit and allow the sun to shine down on us. Southern winds will keep the temps above normal overnight while rain will fall in some parts of the Chicago area in time for the morning rush.

There are other things to freak out about besides a couple words. Like the Bears. And even with them you can kill some time on a rink somewhere.