March just served up spring on a platter.
Tuesday’s weather was one for the record books, with the mercury at O’Hare hitting 69 degrees, tying the highest temperature for March 9 set back in 1974, according to the National Weather Service.
But the month is also notably fickle.
Though the forecast for Wednesday calls for continued mild temperatures, it will be cloudy with a chance of showers. Wind speeds are expected to pick up throughout the day, with gusts of 40 miles per hour possible by the afternoon and into the evening.
Chillier temperatures are set arrive just in time for the weekend.
As of 3:30 PM today, both Chicago and Rockford have tied their record high temperatures for March 9th! Chicago tied its record high of 69 degrees set back in 1974 while Rockford tied its record high of 68 degrees set back in 1977. #ilwx
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) March 9, 2021