Chicago, IL – Warm and Breezy Leap Day Beckons Spring Vibes


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Chicago, IL – Chicago welcomes an unusually warm Leap Day, setting the stage for an early spring tease. Anticipation grows as the National Weather Service forecasts a high of 45-49 degrees, coupled with a refreshing breeze. The city’s vibrant streets may feel the energy of spring as residents shed their heavy coats for lighter attire, embracing the sunny disposition of the day.

According to meteorologists, this pleasant interlude will carry into the weekend, marking a stark contrast to the typical February chill. Friday may see more clouds and a potential light shower, particularly south of the Kankakee River, but this minor intermission does little to dampen the spirits. The weekend outlook shines even brighter, promising an unseasonably warm atmosphere with the mercury slated to soar between 60-75 degrees by Sunday. Such warmth invites Chicagoans to outdoor cafes, lakeside walks, and the parks that dot the cityscape.

As Monday approaches, however, a note of caution interjects, with a 30-50% chance of showers and slightly cooler temperatures, reminding us that winter may still have a final word before spring officially takes hold.


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