Chicago gets its first snow
By Brian Slodysko Staff Reporter November 13, 2012 2:58AM
Updated: November 14, 2012 11:22PM
It didn’t stick around long but Chicago nonetheless received the season’s first snow Monday night.
“There were a few areas that picked up a dusting — not roadways but grassy surfaces in elevated areas,” said Ben Deubelbeiss, a suburban Romeoville-based meteorologist for the National Weather Service.
For more than an hour large flakes of snow — carried in on the tail edge of a cold front — pelted some areas, including the Logan Square neighborhood, while a wall of sleet basted other parts of the city.
While temperatures dropped below freezing early Tuesday, by afternoon they are expected to climb into the low 40s, Deubelbeiss said.
By Thursday and on into the weekend the cold should be a distant memory, with temperatures expected to climb into the 50s.
Those relatively pleasant expected-conditions will be the product of a high pressure system setting up to the east of the Chicago region, which is expected to bring warmer southerly winds.