The day turned out a tad cooler and considerably drier (as discussed) than forecast, but was gloomy as advertised. Clouds and a stray shower or two linger through the evening before clearing late. Friday features lots of sunshine but a brisk wind and cooler than average temperatures.
Through Tonight: A few widely scattered showers or thundershowers are possible this evening (30% chance). After midnight, we gradually clear out. There’s a bit of a chill by morning with lows ranging from near 40 in the colder suburbs to the mid-to-upper 40s downtown. A wind from the west picks up at around 10-15 mph late.
Friday: Sunny, but breezy, especially in the morning. High temperatures make it into the low-to-mid 60s, but it will feel particularly cold in the shade with a wind from the northwest at 10-20 mph, diminishing some by late in the afternoon.
Pollen: Trees are HIGH at 187 grains per cubic meter (compared to 175 Wednesday). Grasses are also HIGH. Mold is LOW.
April cooler than March around Great Lakes: Andrew Freedman, writing for Climate Central, documents how 140 locations are destined to end up with a cooler April (still warmer than normal) than March (which was astonishingly warm). Locations include Chicago, Detroit, and Milwaukee. His article: Rare Beast: For Many, March Was Warmer Than April