Archive for January 2012

Tuesday, January 31 2012

01/31/2012

Summary:  Spring-like weather has paid a visit to the great lakes region, and is expected to stick around for the next couple of days, with temperatures remaining 10 to 20 degrees above the seasonal average. 

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of drizzle in the evening.  Lows will be in the lower 30s with winds out of the west at 5 to 10 MPH. 

Wednesday:  Partly cloudy with highs in the upper 40s and light and variable winds.

Wednesday night:  Partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s and light and variable winds.

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Your long-term forecast:  This weekend could be a wet one as there will be a few chances for rain or snow Friday night through Sunday.  Daytime highs for the period will generally be decreasing from the upper 40s to the mid 30s, with overnight lows also decreasing from the mid 30s to the mid 20s.

Monday, January 30 2012

01/30/2012

Summary:  Temperatures beginning by tonight will be well above average as strong southwest winds will blow warm and humid air into the great lakes region over the next couple of days. 

Tonight:  Mostly clear in the evening becoming partly cloudy overnight.  Lows will be in the mid 30s with winds out of the southwest at 10 to 15 MPH. 

Tuesday:  Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of some light rain or drizzle.  Daytime highs will be around 50 with winds out of the southwest at 10 to 20 MPH, with gusts up to 30 possible in the afternoon.

Tuesday night:  Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of some light rain in the evening.  Lows will be in the lower 30s with winds out of west at 5 to 15 MPH.

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Your long-term forecast:  The weather towards the end of the week will be fairly warmer than average with Thursday and Friday expected to remain dry, though there will be a chance of rain on Saturday.  Daytime highs for the period will range from the upper 30s to the mid 40s, with overnight lows in the upper 20s to the mid 30s.

Friday, January 27 2012

01/27/2012

Summary:  A brief period of light snow tonight could produce accumulations of around an inch in some areas before clear, though blustery conditions arrive tomorrow.  Additional snow may be possible overnight Saturday, but no further accumulations are expected. 

Tonight:  Cloudy with light snow at times.  Lows will be in the mid 20s with winds out of the west at 10 to 20 MPH. 

Saturday:  Mostly sunny and windy with highs in the lower 30s and winds out of the west at 15 to 25, gusting up to 30 at times.

Saturday night:  Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of light snow after midnight.  Lows will be in the lower 20s with winds out of the southwest at 10 to 15 MPH.

Sunday:  Partly sunny becoming mostly clear by the evening.  Daytime highs will be in the upper 20s with overnight lower in the lower 20s.

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Your long-term forecast:  Temperatures will be slightly above average during the first half of the next work week, and while Monday and Wednesday will remain dry, there will be a slight chance of some light rain or snow on Tuesday.  Daytime highs for the period will range from the upper 30s to the mid 40s, with overnight lows in the low to mid 30s.

Thursday, January 26 2012

01/26/2012

Summary:  Sunshine and relatively warmer temperatures will make a brief appearance tomorrow, but this will not last as a minor snow storm will pass through the great lakes region tomorrow night, with accumulations of 1 to 2 inches possible. 

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy in the evening becoming mostly clear overnight.  Lows will be in the lower 20s with winds out of the northwest at 5 to 10 MPH. 

Friday:  Mostly sunny in the morning becoming mostly cloudy by the afternoon.  Highs will be in the upper 30s with winds out of the southwest at 5 to MPH.

Friday night:  Cloudy with snow likely beginning in the late evening, continuing throughout the night.  Lows will be in the mid 20s with winds out of the southwest becoming westerly at 10 to 15 MPH.

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Your long-term forecast:  The beginning of next week could see a couple of chances for some wet weather as there will be a slight chance of light snow during the day Sunday, and a good chance of light rain on Tuesday, with Monday expected to remain dry.  Daytime highs for the period will generally be increasing from the mid 20s to the lower 40s, with overnight lows also increasing from the upper teens to the mid 30s.

Wednesday, January 25 2012

01/25/2012

Summary:  The weather over the next couple of days will continue to be rather benign, with temperatures that are only a few degrees above the seasonal average. 

Tonight:  Partly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s and gentle winds out of the south. 

Thursday:  Partly cloudy in the morning becoming mostly sunny by the afternoon.  Highs will be in the mid 30s with winds out of the west at 5 to 10 MPH.

Thursday night:  Mostly clear with lows in the lower 20s and winds out of the west at 5 to 15 MPH.

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Your long-term forecast:  As we enter the weekend, Temperatures will start off pretty close to average, with a high Saturday in the lower 30s.  But colder air will then dip into our region leaving us with highs in the lower 20s for Sunday, before warmer air in the mid 30s returns for Monday.  Conditions throughout the period will generally remain free of precipitation, with overnight lows ranging from the mid-teens to the upper 20s.

Tuesday, January 24 2012

01/24/2012

Summary:  The weather is going to remain relatively uneventful for the next few days, along with temperatures that will generally be within a few degrees of the seasonal average. 

Tonight:  Mostly clear in the evening becoming partly cloudy overnight.  Lows will be in the low 20s with light and variable winds. 

Wednesday:  Mostly cloudy with highs in the lower 30s and fairly calm winds.

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

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Your long-term forecast:  We can expect a notable drop in temperatures over the weekend as arctic air will surge into the great lakes region, as well as a couple of slight chances for some light snowfall; first on Friday night and again on Sunday night, while Saturday will likely remain dry.  Daytime highs for the period will generally be decreasing from the upper 30s to the lower 20s, with overnight lows also decreasing from the mid 20s to the mid teens.

Monday, January 23 2012

01/23/2012

Summary:  After some possible drizzle or light snow this afternoon, winds will remain gusty through the evening, however more benign conditions are expected for northern Illinois beginning by tomorrow. 

Tonight:  Mostly cloudy with a few flurries possible.  Lows will be in the lower 20s with winds out of the west at 10 to 20 MPH, with gusts up to 30 at times. 

Tuesday:  Partly cloudy in the morning becoming mostly sunny by the afternoon.  Highs will be in the upper 20s with winds out of the west at 5 to 15 MPH.

Tuesday night:  Partly cloudy with lows in the upper teens and calm winds.

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Your long-term forecast:  Northern Illinois will see warmer than average temperatures towards the end of the work week, but even though Thursday will remain mild, there will be a slight chance of some light snow between Friday and Saturday as a cold front pushes through the region.  Highs for the period will generally be decreasing from the upper 30s to the upper 20s, with overnight lows also decreasing from the upper 20s to the upper teens.