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12/05/2013 11:16 am ET

Chicago Weather: Bitter Cold Arrives On The Heels Of Spring-Like Temps, Weekend Snow In Forecast

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Get ready for a big chill, Chicago.

After the city enjoyed unseasonably spring-like temperatures approaching 60 degrees on Wednesday, Chicago will be hit by an arctic blast of air beginning Thursday that will send temperatures nosediving into an anticipated high in the lower 30s, according to NBC Chicago.

And it's only going to get chillier from there, WGN's Tom Skilling warns. He is forecasting highs ranging from 22 degrees to 30 degrees through next Monday before the coldest temperatures since February hit, bringing daytime high temperatures of just 11 degrees.

The cold blast is also coming with the threat of up to 3 inches of snowfall possible on Sunday, which could make for the most accumulating snow the city has seen since March.

The cold front was preceded by a dense fog that blanketed much of the Chicago area on Wednesday, ABC Chicago reports, making for low visibility in some areas.

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