Chicago Weather: Snow Late Sunday Afternoon Before A Warmup To The Low 40s By Tuesday

CBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran has the 7 a.m. forecast for Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021.

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ED CURRAN: So let it melt away. We're going to see the ice melting as time goes on. Today, we're looking at temperatures much warmer than what they were yesterday at this time. We were in the single digits. And we've seen it climb a couple degrees every hour. 21 degrees now is what we're up to at O'Hare, 24 at Waukegan, 19 at Joliet, 17 at Morris. Winds out of the south that help you get to those nicer temperatures, and that's what we're going to see today.

Now, we've seen an increase in clouds as the next weather system comes towards Chicago, you can see it's sitting out in Iowa, coming this way. We'll see snow develop around here as we head into the later afternoon hours. It'll be a heavy, wet snow because of the very warm temperatures that we have. Be ready for the wet snow. There won't be a whole ton of it, gets in here about 3 or 4 o'clock in the afternoon, is with us till about midnight tonight, and then it starts to get better around the Chicago area.

What do we see out of this? Anywhere from one to three inches of snow. Perhaps a tad more as you work your way northwest of the city. But as you can see, this model here doesn't paint too bad of a picture as far as snow is concerned. But again, it's going to be a very wet snow that falls around the Chicago area, about one to three inches.

Tomorrow's another day in which we see the mid 30s, which is right where we ought to be this time of year. Your normal high for today is 37. That's right where we'll be tomorrow. 34 today, 36 tomorrow, and then all the way up to 42 degrees on Tuesday. And as far as normal temperatures are concerned, we hang out in that territory as we head through the rest of the week.