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  • College of DuPage students Ashley Stelmack of LaGrange Park and Corey Petric of Naperville forgoing wearing jackets or even long sleeves for Stelmack as the temperatures rise into the low 50s Monday.

       College of DuPage students Ashley Stelmack of LaGrange Park and Corey Petric of Naperville forgoing wearing jackets or even long sleeves for Stelmack as the temperatures rise into the low 50s Monday.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Sleepy Hollow public works employee Kyle Killinger fills in potholes along Willow Drive Monday, while wearing a short-sleeved shirt. Even though pothole season continues, at least those that work outside got a huge break Monday with springlike temperatures.

       Sleepy Hollow public works employee Kyle Killinger fills in potholes along Willow Drive Monday, while wearing a short-sleeved shirt. Even though pothole season continues, at least those that work outside got a huge break Monday with springlike temperatures.
    Christopher Hankins | Staff Photographer

  • Wheaton College graduate student Harry Gao takes advantage of the warm temperatures to go jogging wearing shorts and a short sleeve T-shirt.

       Wheaton College graduate student Harry Gao takes advantage of the warm temperatures to go jogging wearing shorts and a short sleeve T-shirt.
    Mark Black | Staff Photographer

  • Mundelein resident Jose Ruiz clears his driveway along Bristol Court with a snowblower last Wednesday morning after an overnight snowstorm swept through Lake County.

       Mundelein resident Jose Ruiz clears his driveway along Bristol Court with a snowblower last Wednesday morning after an overnight snowstorm swept through Lake County.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
 

Don't put away those snowblowers yet.

We hate to cast a cloud over today's balmy temperatures in the suburbs, but another snowstorm is headed our way.

AccuWeather is predicting substantial snow overnight Tuesday with flurries lingering on Wednesday. Biting winds bring back the cold with temperatures expected to plunge back into the teens Wednesday.

Motorists can anticipate difficult driving conditions on lengthy stretches of highways and interstates. The snow could come down heavily for a time, quickly clogging roads and making travel treacherous.

Numerous flight delays and cancellations can be expected.

Plan to dress warmly if you're going to be out celebrating St. Patrick's Day this weekend. Temperatures are expected to be in the 30s during the day Saturday but drop into the teens overnight and not get above freezing Sunday.

But, at least we can enjoy today, we're experiencing the warmest temperatures in 3 months; the high is expected to hit 55.

March is known for its weather extremes.

The record high was 88 degrees in 1986; the record low was -12 in 1873. The record snowfall was 11.5 inches in 1954, according to the National Weather Service.

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