Archive for December 2011

Thursday, December 22 2011

12/22/2011

Summary:  A few rounds of some light snow showers will be possible through the overnight hours tonight, but no accumulations are expected and the skies will likely clear out by tomorrow morning. 

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy with a chance of some light snow early in the evening and a slight chance of light snow overnight.  Lows will be in the mid 20s with winds out of the north at 10 to 15 MPH. 

Friday:  Mostly sunny with highs in the mid 30s and winds out of the southwest at 10 to 15 MPH.

Friday night:  Mostly clear with lows in the mid 20s and winds out of the southwest at 5 to 10 MPH.

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Your long-term forecast:  Not only are we likely to have a green Christmas this year, but the weather is expected to remain uneventful Sunday through Tuesday, which will come as good news to holiday travelers.  Daytime highs for the period will be slightly warmer than average in the upper 30s to the low 40s, with overnight lows in the mid to upper 20s.

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Wednesday, December 21 2011

12/21/2011

Summary:  Slightly warmer than average temperatures will continue into tomorrow, but as cooler air begins to invade we’ll have a couple of chances at some light snow, though only minor accumulations would be expected. 

Tonight:  Mostly clear with patchy areas of fog in the late evening and overnight.  Lows will be around 30 with winds out of the southwest at 5 to 10 MPH in the early evening, becoming light and variable by midnight. 

Thursday:  Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of drizzle or light rain in the late morning with a slight chance of some light snow in the afternoon.  Highs will be around 40 with light and variable winds early, then coming from the north at 5 to 10 MPH by midday.

Thursday night:  Cloudy with a slight chance of some light snow.  Lows will be in the mid 20s with winds out of the north at 5 to 10 MPH.

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Your long-term forecast:  While the weekend still remains uncertain, a white Christmas is now beginning to look out of reach as generally benign conditions are expected Saturday through Monday.  Daytime highs for the period will be in the mid to upper 30s with overnight lows in the mid to upper 20s.

Tuesday, December 20 2011

12/20/2011

Summary:  While it looks like we’ve managed to avoid any wintery precipitation, some light rain is still expected over parts of northern Illinois through tomorrow morning. 

Tonight:  Cloudy with a chance of light rain or drizzle.  Lows will be in the mid 30s with light and variable winds. 

Wednesday:  Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain in the morning.  Highs will be in the lower 40s with winds out of the west at 5 to 10 MPH.

Wednesday night:  Partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s and winds out of the southwest at 5 to 10 MPH.

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Your long-term forecast:  The possibility of a white Christmas is still up in the air as there exists a slight chance of snow on Saturday while Friday and Sunday look to remain dry.  Daytime highs for the period will be in the low to mid 30s, with overnight lows in the low to mid 20s.

Monday, December 19 2011

12/19/2011

Summary:  Some wet weather is expected by tomorrow, and while the precipitation will be primarily rain, a wintery mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow can’t be ruled out. 

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s and winds out of the northeast at 10 to 15 MPH. 

Tuesday:  Cloudy with a chance of light snow, rain or freezing rain in the morning, becoming all rain by the afternoon.  Highs will be in the mid 30s with winds out of the east at 5 to 10 MPH.

Tuesday night:  Cloudy with rain likely.  Lows will be in the mid 30s with light and variable winds.

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Your long-term forecast:  It’s beginning to look like a white Christmas for much of the great lakes region, as even though Thursday into Friday will remain clear, snow could begin to fall by Friday evening and is expected continue throughout the day Saturday.  Daytime highs will be in the mid to upper 30s with overnight lows generally remaining in the 20s.

Friday, December 16 2011

12/16/2011

Summary:  After some possible snow overnight tonight, this weekend’s weather is expected to remain fairly placid, with temperatures increasing slightly throughout the period. 

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of some light snow showers after midnight.  Lows will be in the mid 20s with light and variable winds. 

Saturday:  Mostly cloudy with highs in the upper 30s and winds out of the southwest at 5 to 10 MPH.

Saturday night:  Mostly clear with lows in the mid 20s and winds out of the west at 5 to 10 MPH.

Sunday:  Mostly clear with daytime highs in the lower 40s and overnight lows in the lower 30s.

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Your long-term forecast:  The beginning of the next work week will likely see a few chances for precipitation, with rain possible on Monday, which is expected to transition to snow for Tuesday, before clearing out for Wednesday.  Daytime highs for the period will be in the upper 30 to the lower 40s, with overnight lows in the upper 20s to the low 30s.

Thursday, December 15 2011

12/15/2011

Summary:  The next few days are expected to remain relatively uneventful, with temperatures that are pretty much in line with the average for this time of year. 

Tonight:  Partly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s and winds out of the northwest at 5 to 15 MPH. 

Friday:  Mostly sunny with highs in the mid 30s.  Winds will be out of the northwest at 5 to 10 MPH in the early morning, becoming light and variable for the afternoon.

Friday night:  Partly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s and light and variable winds.

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Your long-term forecast:  The start of the next work week is looking to be a wet one, for as even though Sunday will remain dry, Monday and Tuesday could see a few bouts of some light rain showers, which may transition to snow at times.  Daytime highs will be in the upper 30s to low 40s, with overnight lows in the upper 20s to the low 30s.

Wednesday, December 14 2011

12/14/2011

Summary:  As a low-pressure system continues to progress through the great-lakes region, rain is expected to continue through at least this evening, with temperatures continuing to rise before dropping off sharply during the day tomorrow. 

Tonight:  Rain with a slight chance of thunderstorms.  Temperatures will actually be increasing overnight to the low 50s, with winds at of the southwest at 10 to 20 MPH, gusting up to 30 MPH at times. 

Thursday:  Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of some lingering showers in the morning.  Highs will be around 50 early in the day, then dropping to the upper 30s in the late afternoon.  Winds will be out of the west at 10 to 20 MPH, with gusts up to 30 MPH possible.

Thursday night:  Mostly clear with lows in the mid 20s and winds out of the northwest at 10 to 15 MPH.

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Your long-term forecast:  The weather over the weekend is expected to be relatively benign, with Saturday and Sunday remaining dry, although Monday will see a slight chance of some light rain showers during the day, which could turn to light snow in the evening.  Daytime highs for the period will be in the mid 30s to lower 40s, with overnight lows in the upper 20s to the low 30s.