Just when you think it is safe to think about sunshine and short sleeves, the weather reminds you: not so fast. Remember, you live in Evanston. You are next to a beautiful and brutal lake nestled in the heart of the magnificent Midwest, where you must earn your spring.

The National Weather Service tells us Friday will be “Mostly sunny, with a high near 27. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon with winds that could gust as high as 25 mph.”

Anything can happen weatherwise in the second month of the year. Author Shirley Jackson once described it this way: “February, when the days of winter seem endless and no amount of wistful recollecting can bring back any air of summer.”

And yet, just when you think there is no hope as the sleet and slush cover the street — something always changes – Saturday it’s expected to be back in the 40s.

Duncan Agnew

Duncan Agnew covers Evanston public schools, affordable housing, City Hall and more for the RoundTable. He also writes long-form investigations, features and the morning email newsletter three times a...

Susy Schultz

Susy Schultz is the editor of the Evanston Roundtable. She has been a journalist for more than 20 years, and is the former president of Public Narrative, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching journalists and...

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