Chicagoland weather radar [LIVE RADAR] shows sparse light precipitation moving quickly in a northerly direction over northern Illinois. Light drizzle is expected between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Satellite images show clouds covering most of the Midwest, excluding southern Illinois. The sky is expected to be mostly cloudy through Thursday night, partly cloudy Friday, and mostly sunny on Saturday.
1st of 2 blasts of arctic air hit Chi Wed nite Chi aft mild, mid-Nov lvl 50s Wed (17-abv nrml). Big 4-day temp drops. pic.twitter.com/B1EkizLJQ5
— Skilling (@Skilling) December 3, 2013
Tom Skilling shows off the forecasted temperature drop differentials.
Interesting weather with a potential drop of 46 degrees from today’s high of 56 to Saturday’s low of 10 degrees at 5:00 a.m. Another surge of cold air might hit Monday night and Tuesday with a high of only 12-15 degrees on Tuesday.
After a period of gusty winds (14-15 mph) from the southeast from about 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., winds will die down., Then winds will pick up at about 7:00 p.m. and shift from southerly to westerly. Steady west winds of 15-16 mph are expected overnight Wednesday to Thursday with gusts of 20-22 mph.
— Megan Glaros (@MeganGlaros) December 4, 2013
The cold is bad news, but Megan Glaros of CBS2Chicago tells us we’re dodging two snow storms.
Temperatures will plummet starting at about 10:00 p.m. Wednesday and hit the freezing mark at about 5:00 a.m. Air temperature will drop to 30 degrees by 9:00 a.m. with a wind chill of 19 degrees. Thursday’s high will almost hit 32 degrees but the Thursday night/Friday morning low will drop to 17 degrees at 6:00 a.m., and the Friday night/Saturday morning low will drop to 10 degrees with a wind chill of -2 degrees at about 5:00 a.m. High Saturday? about 19 degrees at noon with a wind chill of 9-10 degrees.
TODAY Sunrise: 7:03 AM Sunset: 4:20 PM
Today A chance of drizzle before 9am, then a chance of showers, mainly after noon. Areas of fog before noon. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 56. South southeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tonight A 30 percent chance of showers before 9pm. Cloudy, with a low around 30. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Mostly cloudy, with a temperature falling to around 27 by 5pm. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 17. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Partly sunny, with a high near 24. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 11.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 20.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 14.
A chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 28.
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a low around 21.
A slight chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 6.
Mostly sunny, with a high near 12.
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