Chicagoland weather radar [LIVE PRECIPITATION TYPE RADAR] is all clear at about 6:40 a.m. The next chance for precipitation is forecast to start as early as 3:00 p.m. Wednesday and end as late as about 6:00 p.m. Friday. Total rainfall from today until Friday at noon is forecast to be about 1.1 inch.
Satellite images show a band of clouds across north central Illinois just south of Chicagoland with clouds moving in to northwest Illinois. Clouds are sparse this morning with sunrise, but clouds are expected to increase to bring mostly cloudy conditions by noon or afternoon.
Gusty winds are forecast today through Friday evening.
— NBC's Storm Team 5 (@NBCStormTeam5) April 2, 2014
Informative graphic from NBC Storm Team 5 shows rainfall totals through Friday — heavier amounts south.
TODAY Sunrise: 6:32 AM Sunset: 7:18 PM
A 20 percent chance of rain after 4pm — more likely to start about 7:00 p.m. Increasing clouds, with a high near 42 between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. East northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tonight Rain, mainly after 7pm. Temperature rising to about 42 by 3am. — then fluctuating between 42 degrees and 32 degrees with wind chill as low as 26 degrees. Northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Thursday Rain likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 41, but temperatures continuing to fluctuate — between 41 and 34 degrees. East northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph — especially about 10 a.m. to noon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night Rain and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 38. East wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Friday A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Friday Night A chance of rain and snow before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 47.
Saturday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 31.
Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.
Sunday Night A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Monday A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 44.
Monday Night A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Tuesday A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45.
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