CHICAGO — Hope you enjoyed those balmy 40s, Chicago.
A snowy cold front will make its way through the city Tuesday morning, dropping several inches of wet snow before it goes, according to Richard Castro, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
Chicagoans could see snow as early as 7 a.m., with "moderate to heavy" snowfall hitting the city between 8 and 10 a.m. Total accumulation is expected to reach 1-2 inches.
"Things should relax after that," Castro said. "The snow that falls will be a wetter snow."
By 6 p.m., temperatures will start to drop and wind gusts could reach 40 mph, Castro said. Snowdrifts and slick roads could cause dangerous driving conditions.
On Wednesday, high temperatures will be in the 20s. Things will "briefly warm up" on Thursday, but a cold front moving through the city on Friday will deliver highs in the 20s once more, Castro said.