Chicagoans can finally look forward to a bit of spring weather later this week but must endure more wintry weather before it arrives. Sunday will dawn sunny but with near record low temperatures hovering near 20. Afternoon highs will peak near 40 as clouds increase ahead of the next weather disturbance, which is expected to bring a period of snow that will arrive Sunday night and depart Monday morning. An inch or two could accumulate, mainly on grassy areas, before the system exits Monday afternoon with some sprinkles or flurries and chilly upper 30 temperatures for the Cubs home opener.
This spring’s persistent chill will ease a bit Tuesday before a sharp warmup arrives Wednesday, boosting temperatures to around 60, the city’s warmest readings since late February. More seasonable temperatures in the 50s will persist into next weekend, along with a threat of showers.