The average high temperatures in the Chicago area during April are between 50 and 60 degrees, but that definitely is not the case Friday as bouts of rain and snow occurred during the evening.
But the mixed precipitation will come to a halt overnight ahead of much more comfortable conditions this weekend.
Sunshine will arrive Saturday, along with a jump in temperatures, according to the NBC 5 storm team meteorologists. Highs in the low-to-mid 40s are expected, which for some will be a welcome change, but still cooler than usual for the time of year.
The spring weather that many have been waiting for will arrive Sunday, and you will want to use it while it lasts. Pleasant conditions and sunlight will settle in the area, along with temperatures in the mid-50s.
But Sunday will not be clear.
Some showers and even thunderstorms are possible in the evening hours, according to forecasters.
After that, get ready to see rain for a while.
Showers and thunderstorms are on tap for Monday, especially in the afternoon and evening. Despite the rain, temperatures are forecast to be in the mid-60s.
Several rounds of rain and possible storms are possible Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.