Warm and Breezy, High 85; Thunderstorm Cell Leaving Area by 9 AM

MORE THUNDERSHOWERS WITH LIGHTNING POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON
The National Weather Service reports a convective trend for Thursday afternoon and early mid-evening. A trough/cold frontal zone is forecast to enter Chicagoland mid-morning through mid-day. A wind shift from west-southwest to from north is forecast to occur between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. with no significant drop in temperature. A high temperature of 85°F is forecast for 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Today will be pleasant and breezy with peak gusts about 20 MPH from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The greatest chance for rain, lightning and thunder is from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Hot days are forecast to return Saturday through Monday.

Weather Radar (also nexrad.chgowx.com) shows a small thunderstorm cell moving generally eastbound a little bigger than the entire size of Arlington Heights and directly over Arlington Heights at 8:55 a.m. The cell was not detected on radar as late as as 7:20 a.m. and was barely detected on radar in northeast Kane County at 7:55 a.m. By 8:15 a.m. the cell was clearly defined thunderstorm cell, and the only cell detected in northeast Illinois. The cell brought a lightning strike this morning to a house on Haman Road near the Holy Family Catholic Community Parish on Palatine Road in Inverness.








 O’HARE FORECAST … 

Today: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tonight: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. North northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 83. North wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 67. East wind around 5 mph becoming south after midnight.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 93. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 73.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.

Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.

Monday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.

Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.

Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 82.


 LAKE TEMPS … 

SOUTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
851 AM CDT Thu Aug 2 2018

LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES…

CHICAGO SHORE……….77.

CHICAGO CRIB……….73.

WILMETTE BUOY……….72.

WAUKEGAN BUOY……….72.

WINTHROP HARBOR BUOY……….72.

MICHIGAN CITY……….68.

MICHIGAN CITY BUOY……….72.

SOUTH MID LAKE BUOY……….73.

NORTH MID LAKE BUOY……….70.

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