HIGH WIND WARNING 7AM-8PM; High Temp 56, Arlington Heights, Chicago Weather Forecast Northwest

MOBILE: chgowx.com PC: forecast.chicagoweatherstation.com

* HIGH WIND WARNING * 7AM-8PM PEAK GUSTS 56 MPH+ 2PM-4PM

* PROPERTY DAMAGE AND POWER FAILURES LIKELY *

TODAY: Very light showers ending by 10am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny by 2pm, with a high near 56 from 3pm to 4pm. Very windy, with a west wind 25 to 30 mph until 10am increasing to 35 to 40 mph in the afternoon from 1pm-3pm. Winds could gusts (G) as high as 55 mph or higher — peaking from 2pm to 4pm. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

TONIGHT: A slight chance of sprinkles or showers between 8pm and 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 39 from 6am to 7am. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 21 mph (G 39) at midnight diminishing to 15 mph (G 21) at 6am. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

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High Wind Warning
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL
358 AM CDT WED MAR 16 2016

ILZ003>006-008-010>014-161700-
/O.UPG.KLOT.HW.A.0001.160316T1200Z-160317T0100Z/
/O.NEW.KLOT.HW.W.0002.160316T1200Z-160317T0100Z/
WINNEBAGO-BOONE-MCHENRY-LAKE IL-OGLE-LEE-DE KALB-KANE-DUPAGE-COOK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…ROCKFORD…BELVIDERE…WOODSTOCK…
WAUKEGAN…OREGON…DIXON…DEKALB…AURORA…WHEATON…CHICAGO
358 AM CDT WED MAR 16 2016

…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM CDT
THIS EVENING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM CDT
THIS EVENING. THE HIGH WIND WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING…THIS MORNING INTO THIS EVENING.

* WINDS…WEST WINDS GUSTING TO 60 MPH.

* IMPACTS…STRONG WINDS WILL LIKELY MAKE FOR DIFFICULT TRAVEL
CONDITIONS…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ON NORTH TO
SOUTH ORIENTED ROADS. WINDS COULD CAUSE PROPERTY DAMAGE. ANY
LIGHT WEIGHT OUTDOOR OBJECTS SHOULD BE SECURED OR BROUGHT
INDOORS.

* IMPACTS COULD BE SIMILAR TO THE FEBRUARY 19TH 2016 STRONG WIND
EVENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS
OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.