Chicago Weather: Brief warmup followed by snow

Chicago weather is - once again - a mix of thaw and freeze. A brief warm-up is followed by cold and snow this weekend.
March 14, 2014 2:30:29 PM PDT
Chicago weather is - once again - a mix of thaw and freeze. A brief warm-up is followed by cold and snow this weekend.

Friday afternoon will see highs around 50-degrees. Unfortunately, it won't last long. Temperatures start to fall on Saturday, and overnight into Sunday there'll be snow.

"Today, we ease into a little bit of a warm-up," ABC 7 Meteorologist Tracy Butler said Friday morning. "St. Patrick's Day Parade is fine. No precipitation. But it is late tomorrow night into early Sunday morning when it looks like we will get some snow around here."

The St. Patrick's Day Parade kicks off at noon Saturday at Columbus and Balbo, and the Chicago tradition of dyeing the river green is at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Thaw, freeze cycle brings falling ice

Signs are scattered outside Chicago skyscrapers warning people about the dangers of falling ice. Falling ice can be dangerous, and the city closed streets on Thursday outside some areas.

"We had meetings yesterday and it was kind of distracting because there was so much ice falling from the building during the day. We had a company email saying watch out for the ice," Kate Randich said.

Motorists aren't any safer.

A woman's car was hit by ice that fell from the Boeing building on Thursday afternoon, shatting her windshield. She was lucky to walk away with only scrapes where shards of glass fell onto her.

A reminder to look down. Not just up. Rush University Medical Center says many of the ice related injuries it is seeing come from falls on the ice.


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