Fire weather concerns are a repeat from Monday to Tuesday with another very warm, very dry and windy day expected today. A Red Flag Warning is in effect from May 1, 12:00 PM CDT until May 1, 07:00 PM CDT. Dew points overnight to this morning have been in the 30s compared to yesterday’s which were in the teens.
Wind gusts from the southwest are expected to start about 8:00 a.m. today and peak at 33 MPH from about 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Rain is not expected to move in until about 4:00 a.m. Wednesday.
Clear skies forecast this morning with clouds gradually increasing starting about 10:00 a.m.
Red Flag Warning this afternoon/early evening. Avoid outdoor burning, use caution disposing of smoking materials. pic.twitter.com/oUr4RpoK5V
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) May 1, 2018
O’HARE FORECAST …
Today: Sunny, with a high near 85. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Wednesday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am, then a slight chance of showers between 7am and 1pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Wednesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Low around 62. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. West southwest wind around 10 mph.
Thursday Night: Showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1am. Low around 56. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 70.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 50.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
Saturday Night: A slight chance of showers after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Sunday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 67.
Summer-like warmth thru Thursday. Very warm & windy Tue, leading to elevated fire danger. T-storm risk ramps up more substantially late Wed, continuing at times thru Thu. night. Rainfall up to 1-2" by early Fri. & stronger t-storms possible. #ilwx #inwx pic.twitter.com/1wctILgf5k
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) April 30, 2018
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) May 1, 2018
— AMHQ (@AMHQ) May 1, 2018
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Red Flag Warning
URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Chicago IL
356 AM CDT Tue May 1 2018
356 AM CDT Tue May 1 2018 /456 AM EDT Tue May 1 2018/
…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CDT /1 PM EDT/
TODAY TO 7 PM CDT /8 PM EDT/ THIS EVENING FOR CRITICAL FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR NORTHEAST ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST
* Affected Area…Lake IN, Porter, Newton, Jasper, DuPage, Cook,
Benton, Will, Kankakee, Iroquois and Ford.
* 20 Foot Winds…South 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
* Timing…This afternoon and early evening.
* Relative Humidity…As low as 20 to 25 percent.
* Impacts…The combination of strong winds, very low relative
humidity, exceptionally dry fuels, and warm temperatures will
promote extremely dangerous behavior of any fires. Any outdoor
burning is strongly discouraged Today.
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now….or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds…low relative humidity…and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.