Chicagoland weather radar [LIVE RADAR] is all clear at about 6:53 a.m. Wednesday morning. Next chance for precipitation is forecast at 9:00 a.m. Thursday through 5:00 a.m. Friday. Less than 0.25 inch of rain is expected. Some models are predicting heavy snow for Sunday.
— Tim McGill (@WGNWeatherGuy) December 18, 2013
Some weather forecasting models are forecasting only 1 inch of snow Sunday, but a European model is forecasting 7 inches or more for Chicagoland, according to Tim McGill, WGN.
Weather forecasting models are ranging from wintry mix to heavy snow for Sunday. Whatever happens, it will wet and sloppy compared to the dry, fluffy snow we have been getting the past few weeks.
Satellite images show much of Illinois is cloudy. Clouds are expected to be mixed today, and gradually increase after noon today with mostly cloudy conditions expected again by noon Thursday.
Strong winds from the southwest 15-28 MPH are expected from 10:00 a.m. to midnight.
Yesterday & today mark the only 2 days to achieve highs above 32º in almost 2 weeks. Not a heat wave, but better. pic.twitter.com/IegFJVDorC
— NBC's Storm Team 5 (@NBCStormTeam5) December 18, 2013
The record high for today is 62 degrees (1877).
High 35 degrees expected today from about 3-4 p.m. but wind chill will be about 24 degrees. High 39 degrees forecast for Thursday. The forecast is almost “unseasonably warm” as normal high for today’s date is 34 degrees.
TODAY Sunrise: 7:15 AM Sunset: 4:22 PM
Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 20 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 35. West southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
A chance of drizzle between 9am and noon, then a chance of rain after noon. Areas of fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 40. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 32. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
A chance of snow and freezing drizzle before noon, then a chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 33. North northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
A 30 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a low around 26.
A chance of rain, snow, and sleet. Cloudy, with a high near 34. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Snow likely, possibly mixed with sleet. Cloudy, with a low around 28.
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 33.
A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11.
Partly sunny, with a high near 18.
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 3.
Partly sunny, with a high near 25.
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