Friday, January 25 2013

Posted 01/25/2013 by Mike Zuranski
Categories: General Forecast

Summary: While temperatures will gradually become warmer throughout the weekend, they arent expected to rise fast enough to avoid a potentially hazardous mix of winter weather on Sunday. Snow and sleet will be possible Sunday morning with freezing rain likely later in the day and into the nighttime, which could lead to dangerous travel conditions.

Tonight: Partly cloudy in the evening becoming clear overnight. Lows will be around 10 degrees with winds out of the northwest at 10 to 15 MPH.

Saturday: Mostly sunny with highs in the lower 20s. Winds will be out of the northwest at 5 to 10 MPH early in the day, becoming light and variable in the afternoon.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy with lows in the mid teens and winds out of the southeast at around 10 MPH.

Sunday: Cloudy with a slight chance of a wintery mix of precipitation in the morning, however light freezing rain will be likely in the afternoon and evening, with a transition to light rain expected after midnight. Daytime highs will be in the lower 30s, with temperatures remaining steady in the lower 30s overnight.

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Your long-term forecast: Next week will start off with a warm front lifting through northern Illinois, resulting in daytime highs rising through the 40s, along with a good chance of rain Monday through Tuesday. Abnormally warm temperatures will be brief however, as a cold front will then pass through the region, and will bring a chance of rain showers transitioning to snow showers Tuesday night into Wednesday. Wednesdays highwill only reach the lower 30s, while overnight lows throughout the period will generally be decreasing from the upper 30s to the lower teens.

Thursday, January 24 2013

Posted 01/24/2013 by Mike Zuranski
Categories: General Forecast

Summary:  Some light snow is expected over much of northern Illinois beginning as early as tonight, with accumulations of 1 to 2 inches possible through tomorrow as another punch of cold air arrives from the north by tomorrow night. 

Tonight:  Cloudy with a good chance of snow after midnight.  Lows will be in the upper teens with winds out of the south at 10 to 15 MPH. 

Friday:  Cloudy with snow likely in the morning, and a chance of some light snow in the afternoon.  Highs will be in the upper 20s with winds out of the south at 10 to 15 MPH early in the day, then coming from the east at 15 to 20 MPH in the afternoon with gusts up to 30 possible.

Friday night:  Mostly cloudy in the evening becoming mostly clear overnight.  Lows will be around 5 to 9 degrees above zero with winds out of the northeast at 10 to 20 MPH, with gusts up to 30 possible in the evening.  Wind chills may be as low as 10 degrees below zero at times. 

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Your long-term forecast:  As an area of low pressure passes to our northeast early next week, there will be a good chance of a wintery mix of precipitation during the day Sunday with freezing rain possible Sunday night, while there will be several opportunities for rain on Monday and Tuesday.  Daytime highs for the period will generally increasing from the around 30 degrees to the lower 50s, with overnight lows ranging from the upper 20s to the mid 30s.

Wednesday, January 23 2013

Posted 01/23/2013 by Mike Zuranski
Categories: General Forecast

Summary: The next couple of days will see colder than average temperatures continue across much of northern Illinois, along with sub-zero wind chills at times, and a few opportunities for some light snow with only minor accumulations expected.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with a few light flurries in the evening, gradually clearing overnight. Lows will be around 4 to 8 degrees above zero with winds out of the west at 10 to 15 MPH.

Thursday: Partly sunny with periods of light snow possible in the late evening. Highs will be in the lower 20s with winds out of the north at 10 to 15 MPH in the morning, shifting to come from the east later in the day.

Thursday night: Cloudy with a chance for occasional light snow. Lows will be in the upper teens with winds out of the south at around 10 MPH.

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Your long-term forecast: This coming weekend will start off with continued cold yet relatively calm conditions on Saturday, however there will be a few chances for some light snow on Sunday through Monday, and as temperatures gradually rise we may see a changeover to rain on Monday night. Daytime highs for the period will generally be increasing from the mid 20s to the mid 30s, with overnight lows also increasing from the mid teens to the lower 30s.

Tuesday, January 22 2013

Posted 01/22/2013 by Mike Zuranski
Categories: General Forecast

Summary: Notably colder than average temperatures are expected to continue for the next couple of days, along with some possible light snow for tomorrow, but with occasionally breezy conditions, the wind chill may drop to 10 to 15 degrees below zero at times.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with lows of around 4 to 8 degrees above zero, and winds out of the west at 5 to 10 MPH.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of some light snow. Highs will be in the lower 20s with winds out of the west at 10 to 15 MPH.

Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy with a few light flurries possible in the evening. Lows will be around 3 to 7 degrees with winds out of the northwest at 10 to 15 MPH.

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Your long-term forecast: There will be a couple opportunities for some light snow over the weekend, starting with a chance of some lingering snow showers during the day Friday and additional light snow possible on Sunday, with Saturday expected to remain dry. Daytime highs for the period will range from the lower 20s to the lower 30s, with overnight lows gradually increasing from around 10 degrees to the mid 20s.

Friday, January 18 2013

Posted 01/18/2013 by Mike Zuranski
Categories: General Forecast

Summary: Above average temperatures will continue into tomorrow, along with windy conditions through the rest of the week, however with a cold front pushing into northern Illinois tomorrow evening, temperatures will sharply decline and will be roughly 15 degrees below average by the end of the weekend.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with lows in the lower 30s and winds out of the southwest at 15 to 25 MPH, gusting up to 35 at times.

Saturday: Partly cloudy with highs in the mid 40s and winds out of southwest at 10 to 20 MPH, gusting up to 35 at times.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy with lows in the lower teens. Winds will be gradually shifting from the west to northwest at 15 to 25 MPH, gusting up to 40 MPH at times, especially in the evening.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy and colder with a slight chance of some light snow showers in the afternoon and evening. Daytime highs will only be in the upper teens with overnight lows of around 4 to 8 above zero.

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Your long-term forecast: Next week will start off significantly colder than average, but thanks to an area of high pressure is also expected to remain dry Monday through Wednesday. Daytime highs for the period will gradually be increasing from around 10 degrees to the lower 20s, with overnight lows also increasing from a few degrees below zero to the mid teens.

Thursday, January 17 2013

Posted 01/17/2013 by Mike Zuranski
Categories: General Forecast

Summary: While tomorrow is expected to be something of a blustery day, these windy conditions will act to pull warmer air up from the south, resulting in temperatures roughly 10to 15 degrees above average.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with lows in the lower teens and winds out of the west at 5 to 15 MPH.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with highs in the low 40s. Winds will be out of the south at 10 to 15 MPH in the morning, then increasing from the southwest at 20 to 30 MPH gusting up to 40 at times.  

Friday night: Partly cloudy with lows in the lower 30s and winds out of the southwest at 15 to 25 MPH, gusting up to 35 at times.

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Your long-term forecast: A potent cold front will be swinging through northern Illinois over the weekend, resulting in a notable drop in temperatures and a chance of a few snow showers during the day Sunday, although Sunday night through Tuesday is expected to remain dry. Daytime highs for the period will be in the mid teens to the lower 20s, with overnight lows ranging from near-zero to 8 or 9 above.

Wednesday, January 16 2013

Posted 01/16/2013 by Mike Zuranski
Categories: General Forecast

Summary: While a little bit of light snow cant be ruled out for tonight, the next few days will generally remain uneventful, along with temperatures that are well in line with the seasonal averages.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with a few flurries possible. Lows will be around 20 degrees with winds out of the northwest at 10 to 15 MPH.

Thursday: Partly cloudy with highs in the upper 20s and winds out of the northwest at 10 to 15 MPH.  

Thursday night: Partly cloudy with lows in the upper teens and winds out of the west at 10 to 15 MPH.

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Your long-term forecast: Saturday will start off with relatively mild conditions and highs of around 40 degrees, but a cold front will swing through Saturday evening resulting in a notable drop in temperatures and few chances of some light snow Saturday night through the rest of the weekend. Daytime highs for Sunday and Monday will only be in the mid to upper teens, with overnight lows decreasing throughout the period from the mid teens to around zero.


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