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Spring snow now expected to hit Tuesday afternoon. Freeze watch issued.

After a brief taste of wintry weather, spring-like conditions should return with daily highs in the 50s by Thursday.

There’s a chance of snow Friday morning into Friday evening, forecasters say.
Late season snow and freezing temperatures are expected April 20, into April 21, 2021, in Chicago.
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Forecasters have pushed back the arrival of spring snow showers in the Chicago area to Tuesday afternoon, with freezing temperatures expected Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

The National Weather Service had said the snow was expected to hit early Tuesday. Temperatures are now expected to dip to near freezing in the afternoon, with rain showers turning to slushy snow.

The weather service has issued a freeze watch for Tuesday night, warning residents to cover sensitive plants to protect them from temperatures in the upper 20s. There’s also another chance of freezing temperatures Wednesday night, forecasters said.

After a brief taste of wintry weather, spring-like conditions will return with daily highs in the 50s expected by Thursday.