Archive for October 2012

Wednesday, October 31 2012

10/31/2012

Summary: The weather over the next couple of days will remain fairly uneventful, with generally clear skies and only slightly cooler than average temperatures.

Tonight: Mostly clear with lows in the upper 20s andwinds out of the northwest at 5 to 15 MPH.

Thursday: Mostly sunny with highs in the lower 50s and winds out of the northwest at 10 to 15 MPH.  

Thursday night: Mostly clear with lows of around 30 and winds out of the northwest at 5 to 10 MPH.

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Your long-term forecast: There will be a couple chances for some wet weather over the weekend as showers will be possible during the day Saturday with a slight chance of additional showers late Sunday, while Monday expected to remain dry. Daytime highs for the period will be in the upper 40s to the low 50s, with overnight lows keeping fairly steady in the upper 30s.

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Tuesday, October 30 2012

10/30/2012

Summary: Cool and blustery conditions will continue through tomorrow as the remnants of Sandy continue to have an impact this far inland, with temperatures expected to dip into the 20s for tomorrow night.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with lows in the lower 30s and winds out of the northwest at 10 to 20 MPH, gusting up to 35 at times.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy with highs in the upper 40s and winds out of the northwest at 10 to 20 MPH with gusts up to 30.  

Wednesday night: Mostly clear with lows in the upper 20s and winds out of the northwest at around 10 MPH.

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Your long-term forecast: An area of high pressure will move into the Great Lakes region later this week, resulting in relatively benign conditions on Friday, but as the high pressure exits to the east there will be a slight chance of showers Saturday and Sunday. Daytime highs for the period will be in the upper 40s to the low 50s, with overnight lows in the mid to upper 30s.

Monday, October 29 2012

10/29/2012

Summary: Hurricane Sandy, which is currently located off the coast of New Jersey, is so large in size that it will actually have an impact on us,by sustaining windy conditions and by helping to pull cold air down from the north, which will keep us roughly 10 degrees cooler than average for the next couple of days.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with lows in the mid 30s and winds out of the northwest at 10 to 20 MPH, gusting up to 35 at times.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy with highs in the upper 40s. Winds will be out of the northwest at 15 to 25 MPH with gusts up to 35.  

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy with lows in the lower 30s. Winds will be out of the northwest at 10 to 20 MPH with gusts up to 30.

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Your long-term forecast: The weather leading into the weekend is expected to remain fairly uneventful, with slightly cool but otherwise benign conditions Thursday through Saturday. Daytime highs for the period will be in the upper 40s to the low 50s, with overnight lows generally remaining in the 30s.

Friday, October 26 2012

10/26/2012

Summary: An area of high pressure over much of the Midwest region will help to keep temperatures throughout northern Illinois roughly ten degrees below average,and the weather otherwise benign throughout the weekend.

Tonight: Mostly clear with lows in the lower 30s and winds out of the north at around 10 MPH.

Saturday: Mostly sunny in the morning, becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 40s with winds out of the north at around 10 MPH.  

Saturday night: Partly cloudy with lows in the lower 30s and winds out of the north at 5 to 10 MPH.  

Sunday: Partly cloudy with daytime highs in the upper 40s and overnight lows in the lower 30s.

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Your long-term forecast: The weather is expected to remain fairly uneventful as we head into next week, with cool but otherwise mild conditions Monday through Wednesday. Temperatures will continue to be about ten degrees below average throughout the period with daytime highs in the mid to upper 40s and overnight lows in the low to mid 30s.

Thursday, October 25 2012

10/25/2012

Summary: A rather potent cold front will be passing through northern Illinois early this evening, with storms likely through tonightas well as windy conditions and a distinct drop in temperatures.

Tonight: Cloudy with showersand thunderstorms likely in the evening, becoming mostly cloudy with a chance of light showers after midnight. Lows will drop to the upper 30s with winds out of the northwest at 10 to 20 MPH with gusts up to 30 possible.

Friday: Mostly sunny and cooler with highs in the upper 40s and winds out of the north at 10 to 15 MPH.  

Friday night: Partly cloudy with lows in the mid 30s and winds out of the north at 5 to 10 MPH.

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Your long-term forecast: Colder than average conditions will continue into early next week, and while Sunday and Tuesday will likely remain dry, there will be a slight chance of a few light showers during the day on Monday. Daytime highs for the period will remain fairly steady in the upper 40s, with overnight lows in the low to mid 30s.

Wednesday, October 24 2012

10/24/2012

Summary: Enjoy the unseasonable warmth while you can because a cold front will be sweeping across northern Illinois tomorrow afternoon, resulting in a sharp drop in temperatures, blustery conditions, and stormy weather.

Tonight: Mostly clear in the evening becoming partly cloudy overnight. Lows will be in the lower 60s with winds out of the south at 10 to 20 MPH.

Thursday: Partly sunny and windy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the mid 70s with winds initially out of the south at 20 to 30 MPH, gusting up to 40 at times, then shifting in the late afternoon to come from the west at 15 to 25 MPH.  

Thursday night: Mostly cloudy with showers likely and a chance of thunderstorms in the evening, with only a slight chance of showers after midnight. Lows will drop to the upper 30s with winds out of the northwest at 10 to 20 MPH with gusts up to 30 possible.

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Your long-term forecast: This weekend will feel much more like fall than recent days, as even though we can expect dry conditions Saturday through Monday, temperatures will be roughly ten degrees below average. Daytime highs will remain fairly steady in the upper 40s with overnight lows in the low to mid 30s.

Tuesday, October 23 2012

10/23/2012

Summary: Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue over northern Illinois through this afternoon, but by tonight will have likely moved out of the area, with abnormally warm temperatures persisting for the next few days.

Tonight: Cloudy with patchy areas of fog possible. Lows will be in the lower 60s with winds out of the south at 5 to 10 MPH.

Wednesday: Partly sunny with highs in the upper 70s and winds out of the south at 10 to 20 MPH with gusts up to 30 possible.  

Wednesday night: Mostly clear in the evening becoming partly cloudy overnight. Lows will be in the lower 60s with winds out of the south at 10 to 15 MPH with gusts up to 25 possible.

For WDCB, this is meteorologist _________________ from the College of DuPage Weather Center.
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Your long-term forecast: A cold Canadian air mass will be intruding into the Midwest region towards the end of the week, but because high pressure will also be developing, the weather Friday through Sunday will be cool but will remain otherwise uneventful. Daytime highs for the period will range from the upper 40s to the low 50s, with overnight lows generally remaining in the 30s.