Chicago Could Get Its First Real Snow By The Weekend

By Rachel Cromidas in News on Nov 16, 2015 4:00PM


Chicago's glorious, surprise brushes with a Mediterranean climate are coming to an end this week, with forecasts predicting a downturn to the 40s and 30s and even the first snow of the season.

Last year, Chicago saw its first snowfall in early October, and even Halloween eve was ushered in by freezing rain. This November has been downright balmy by comparison, but that could all come to an end Wednesday night, according to Tom Skilling, when cold air brings the temperatures down to what will likely be in the 30s. A weak storm could move through the city over the weekend bringing with it a mix of rain and snow, he writes.

So enjoy these last moments of 60-degree weather while you can; before the cold comes, winds from the Gulf of Mexico will bring rain Monday evening on and off through Wednesday night. And remember, Chicago really wants you to shovel your sidewalks this year.