Sunday, May 19, 2013
Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are all possible.
Get ready for some storms. The storm system that dropped large hail and tornadoes on parts of Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma is now headed toward Illinois. The National Weather Service has placed most of Illinois in the "slight risk" category for severe weather on Monday and Tuesday. The main threats on both days will be damaging winds and large hail. The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center noted in its technical discussions that isolated tornadoes are also possible on Monday and Tuesday. "The most violent storms will ignite during the afternoon and evening hours as daytime heating causes instability," Accuweather.com Meteorologist Meghan Evans wrote in her forecast. "Plenty of humid air will be in place to fuel the severe storms…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
What's the forecast for this week?
Could we finally be turning the corner in terms of warmer weather? After a chilly start to the week, with a high of 59 on Monday, temperatures are forecast to range from the 70s to mid-80s the rest of the week. Bring on the warmth! Here's a look at what to expect this week, according to the National Weather Service: Monday: A high near 59, with a 40 percent chance of showers Monday night. Tuesday: Mostly sunny skies and a high near 84. Sounds great! Wednesday: A near-repeat of Tuesday, with a high near 80 and mostly sunny skies. There's a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms during the day, and a 20 percent chance Wednesday night. Thursday: A high near 76 with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Friday: A high near 72 with a chance…
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Temperatures are expected to reach the low 70s, according to the National Weather Service.
Get ready for some nice weather—at least for part of the week! Temperatures will hover around the 70-degree mark Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, with mostly sunny skies expected all three days. The forecast high for Thursday is 69 degrees with partly sunny skies, but there's also a chance for showers and thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service. We could see more showers and thunderstorms on Friday, with a high near 62. Partly sunny skies and a high near 64 are forecast for Saturday, along with a slight chance of showers. The Mother's Day forecast calls for sunny skies and a high near 59.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Will the temperature reach 80 degrees in Lake County?
Looks like I brought some warm weather with me as a souvenir from my vacation last week! We're in for a warm-up early this week, with temperatures expected to reach 72 today, 78 on Tuesday and 77 on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. All three days see a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures will cool for the second half of the week. Thursday's forecast calls for a high near 55 and a 40 percent chance of showers, the National Weather Service says. Showers are likely on Friday, with a high near 56. What's in store for the weekend? Highs in the mid-50s and a chance of showers are expected both Saturday and Sunday. The 10-day forecast on the Weather Channel shows temperatures slowly warming into the upper…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Flooding concerns continue along the Des Plaines and Fox Rivers, along with the Chain O'Lakes.
A state of emergency has been declared in Lake County due to the flooding throughout the area. At a press briefing Thursday, Lake County Board Chairman Aaron Lawlor announced that he declared the state of emergency around 9 a.m. in an effort to not only further facilitate coordination among agencies to deal with the flooding but to also attempt to get flood assistance funds from the federal government should they become available. "With three rivers running through Lake County, we have a wet topography and are prone to flooding," said Lawlor. Communities across Lake County have been inundated with upwards of 4 inches of rain, said Kent McKenzie, Lake County Emergency Management coordinator. Places that saw minor flooding are now expecting …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes are all possible.
After a Wednesday that saw storms drop 1-inch hail in North Barrington and more than 2 inches of rain in parts of McHenry County, I'm sure we'd all like a respite from the rain. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait a little longer. Meteorologists are warning Illinois residents that there's a significant chance for severe weather Thursday, with storms possibly bringing damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes. According to the National Weather Service's hazardous weather outlook for Thursday, severe weather will be possible during the day and into the evening. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Storm Prediction Center has placed half of Illinois in the "slight risk" category for severe weather, while parts of …
Some areas could see more than 3 inches of rain today.
A flash flood warning has been issued for northwestern Cook, Lake, northern Kane and southeastern McHenry Counties until 6 p.m. today. National Weather Service officials said there the Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms that could produce torrential downpours with rainfall rates of more than an inch and a half per hour. Overall, northern Illinois could see more than 3 inches of rain by early evening. "Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway," National Weather Service said in their flash flood warning statement. "The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely."
Northern Illinois is under a severe thunderstorm watch.
All of northern Illinois is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 5 p.m. today. Counties included in the watch include Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry. As of 9:30 a.m., some areas were already seeing rain and thunderstorms. According to the National Weather Service's hazardous weather outlook for today, thunderstorms are expected to develop across eastern Iowa and then spread east over northern Illinois and northwest Indiana. The thunderstorms are expected to continue through tonight, with the possibility of hail to an inch in diameter, damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 miles per hour, heavy rain and isolated tornadoes. Take a look at some tips on what to do when severe weather strikes.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Will we see the sun this week?
First, the bad news: It's supposed to rain a lot this week. Now, the good news: Our cars will all get free car washes! Monday is set to start out with a 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1 p.m.—with a 50 percent chance of showers in the evening, according to the National Weather Service. The forecast high for Monday is 60 degrees. Temperatures will fall by Tuesday, with a forecast high of jsut 46. There's a 40 percent chance of showers during the day on Tuesday, with a 60 percent chance of showers in the evening. There's a 70 percent chance of showers—and possibly a thunderstorm—with a high of 48 on Wednesday. Showers are also likely on Thursday, with a high near 55. According to the National Weather Service, Friday will see a…
Sunday, April 7, 2013
The National Weather Service says we could see rain nearly every day this week!
If April showers bring May flowers, then we should see lots of beautiful blooms next month. It's going to be a rainy week! The National Weather Service's forecast for this week calls for rain nearly every day this week. But wait—it gets worse! We could even see some snowflakes! The week starts off with a 90 percent chance of precipitation, with showers and thunderstorms. The forecast high is 62 degrees with winds possibly gusting to 20 miles per hour. There's a 60 percent chance of rain on Tuesday with a high near 46. Wednesday, too, will be rainy, with an 80 percent chance of precipitation. The forecast high is 49. We could see thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday, and there's a chance of snow showers Wednesday night, according to the …