20-degree difference across Chicagoland area

April 21, 2010 2:29:59 PM PDT
Did you need a coat today? It probably depends on where in the Chicagoland area you live. Along the lakefront, people are bundled up in layers to keep the chill away. But in some suburbs, Wednesday was a perfect day to spend in the park.

The temperature made the upper 40s along the lakefront, but it's 20 degrees warmer just 35 miles southwest in Joliet. So while chilly Chicago kept residents indoors, Joliet residents played outside.

"Oh, it's really nice. It's beautiful. There is no wind. It is a really good day to go," William Humphris said. He and friends played Frisbee golf in Joliet park Wednesday. They say the weather- and lack of wind- helps their scores. "When it is really windy it is really hard to get it to go very far."

"It's just relaxing getting out having a nice time with the weather and having some fun with your friends. I brought my little brothers out," said Nick McKinney, enjoying the weather.

Weather experts said the difference in temperature is due to a cold front to the north. And, unfortunately, it's not supposed to last.


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