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Chicago Records Its Coldest April Temperature in Nearly 20 Years

chicagoAccording to the calendar, it’s officially been spring for nearly a month.

According to thermometers and skies across the Great Lakes on Saturday morning, however, it was the dead of winter.

Snow fell from Michigan to Virginia to New York on Saturday, and Chicago, Illinois saw its coldest April morning since 1997.

The Windy City went down to 22° for its official low on Saturday morning, the city’s coldest April temperature since April 10th, 1997, when the mercury reached 21°. Chicago’s typical low on April 9th is 37°, putting Saturday morning’s chill a full 15° below average.

A deep trough of low pressure is allowing cold air to funnel in from Canada, along with creating repeated rounds of unsettled weather, including Saturday’s Northeast snowfall.

After more chilly rain on Sunday with highs only around 50°, warmer weather returns by the end of the upcoming week, with 60s and potentially low 70s on tap for northern Illinois.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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