Smokey Canada Forest Fire Skies; High 90°F and Storms Late Afternoon

Highlight to technical weather includes a surface trough that will approach Chicagoland via southern Wisconsin with the front at the Illinois-Wisconsin border by mid- to late-afternoon hours. Enough instability to support storms with high winds are possible. A heat index of 95°F and dew points in the upper 60s are forecast. The best chance for storms are 4:00 p.m. Thursday until about 3:00 a.m. Friday.

Another factor in today’s skies nearby is smoke from wildfires in western Canada that has drifted the Dakotas, over Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois.

Saturday, Sunday and Monday could be beautiful days if the 3-5 day forecast is on target.

Weather Radar (also nexrad.chgowx.com) in northeast Illinois is clear.








 O’HARE FORECAST … 

Today: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 95. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.

Friday: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 82. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 84. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 66.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 84.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.

Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

 LAKE TEMPS … 

SOUTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
913 AM CDT Thu Aug 9 2018

LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES…

CHICAGO SHORE……….78.

CHICAGO CRIB……….74.

WILMETTE BUOY……….73.

WAUKEGAN BUOY……….74.

WINTHROP HARBOR BUOY……….72.

MICHIGAN CITY……….65.

MICHIGAN CITY BUOY……….75.

SOUTH MID LAKE BUOY……….75.

NORTH MID LAKE BUOY……….69.

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M IS FOR MISSING DATA THAT IS NORMALLY AVAILABLE.

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