The frigid air mass will release its icy grip on Chicago at the end of the week, allowing warmth to trickle in.
Much of the week looks to be chilly and breezy, with temperatures remaining 15-20 degrees below normal for the middle of November. Temperatures typically range from a low in the lower 30s to a high in the middle 40s.
Occasional snow showers will dust the ground and peeks of sunshine will be few and far between until the last part of the week.
AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures will dip below zero at times, especially through Tuesday night.
The dome of arctic air is forecast to gradually shift off to the east this weekend, when southwesterly winds will usher warmer air into the region.
The weekend should feel a little more seasonable as temperatures are projected to rebound into the 40s.
During the week of Thanksgiving, temperatures more typical for late November are in store with relatively weak, fast-moving storm systems forecast. The pattern should make for better travel conditions overall.
This story by AccuWeather Meteorologist Becky Elliott