Sunday, February 26, 2012
Chicago's Sunday forecast: Windy and warmer
Today's Chicago forecast includes warmer weather after Saturday's wintry, below-freezing temperatures, but officials are also expecting strong wind gusts in some parts of the region.
The National Weather Service predicts temperatures could reach the high 40s in the northwest suburbs and possibly near 50 in the south suburbs.
While conditions will be warmer, wind gusts are expected to climb to 45 mph between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., officials said, prompting a wind advisory for the northwest, west and southwest suburbs until 5 p.m. The wind advisory includes McHenry, Kane, Boone, DeKalb, Kendall, Grundy, Kenosha and Walworth counties, but not Cook, Lake, DuPage or Will counties.
Tonight, conditions will remain mostly clear, with temperatures dropping to the low 20s north and high 20s south, officials said, and Monday will be a little cooler, with highs in the mid-30s to low 40s.