7:00 AM | Chilly start to the week, but warmer finish coming; low temperatures reached late tonight/early Tuesday won't be see again until next autumn

6-Day Forecast

Today

A mix of clouds and sun, chilly, highs near 60 degrees

Tonight

Mostly clear, cold, lows in the low 40's in town, but 30's likely in N and W suburbs

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, still cool, low-to-mid 60’s

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, chilly, mid-to-upper 40’s

Wednesday

Partly sunny, milder, chance for showers and thunderstorms late in the day or at night, near 70

Thursday

Partly sunny, breezy, mild, chance for a shower or thunderstorm, mid 70’s

Friday

Partly sunny, breezy, mild, mid-to-upper 70’s

Saturday

Partly sunny, mild, chance for a shower, mid 70’s

Discussion

A strong cold front pushed off the east coast this weekend and that ushered in a chilly Canadian air mass for this time of year. Temperatures today will struggle to reach 60 degrees for highs which is about 10 degrees below normal for mid-May and tonight will feature temperatures dropping into the 30's in northern and western suburban locations and patchy frost is possible in the normally coldest low elevation spots. You may want to protect outdoor plants this evening if they are susceptible to cold. Another cool day on Tuesday will be followed by milder weather at mid-week and high temperatures will approach the 80 degree mark by the end of the week. It'll very likely turn out that the low temperatures reached late tonight/early Tuesday will not be experienced again around here until next autumn.

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