Best weather to visit Chicago

Chicago Weather: Winter

The nights can get frosty, but there is not much snow

Winter in Chicago 2020 - Best Time
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Francisco Antunes

Although local winters seem to be cold enough and even frosty with average seasonal temperatures hovering below zero, still it rarely snows in the city. The area close to the eastern lakeshore line sees the heaviest snowfalls, which are caused by cool day breezes, and hence also named lake-effect snowfalls.

The middle of the winter is deemed the coolest period of a year when air temperatures normally remain below zero, but occasionally local climate plays jokes with townspeople amazing them with +10 ℃ or oppositely brutal -20 ℃.

Winter in Chicago - Best Season 2020

February is not only one of the coolest months, but also the driest one. Temperatures remain below zero. Occasionally it snows.