Temps Near 60 for Sunday, Monday: But Will the Warmth Last?

Will harsh winter conditions wreak havoc on spring and summer temperatures?

Temperatures flirted with the 60s last week and it looks like we will see a warm up again this weekend and for the start of next week. 

Temps could reach a high of 58 degrees on Sunday with sunny skies in the forecast for Grayslake, according to the National Weather Service. On Monday, a high of 58 is in the forecast with a chance of thunderstorms also expected throughout the day. 

Temps are expected to drop back down to the 40s for Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Winter Weather: What Does it Mean for Spring?

The past winter has been one of the coldest in Chicago's history. 

The winter season saw the most days at or below zero degrees, according to the Chicago Tribune. Also, the Chicago arearecorded a total of 80 inches of snow making it the third-snowiest winter on record, according to Accuweather.com. 

But what does the cold winter mean for the spring weather? 

For the Chicago area, seven of the meteorological springsfollowing a top 20 cold winter were also one of the top 20 coldest springs on record. More than half of those 20 spring seasons, 12 out of 20, could be considered as cooler than average, according to the National Weather Service. 

Only one could be considered average spring (within 1°F of normal) and the remaining seven were warmer than average, according to the National Weather Service. 

Read more on the National Weather Service 
Bernard Johnson March 27, 2014 at 05:39 PM
Yeah, sure, we should really plan on enjoying both days of spring and the entire week of summer before we begin to ready ourselves for the return of winter's wrath again. Remind me - again, why do we stay here?


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