Warm air and a cold front tonight will bring thunderstorms to the area. Low clouds are burning off in the morning, giving way to sunshine and warmth, but this afternoon the weather could de-stabilize to bring a few severe thunderstorms — especially between 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. A high of 77°F to 81°F is expected from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with wind gusts picking up 16 to 30 MPH (SW-W-WNW) about noon today to 4:00 am. Wednesday. There may be about 0.25″ rain this afternoon and evening, unless heavier rain occurs in local severe thunderstorms.
The National Weather Service Chicago has mentioned the small chance of a tornado, but the Storm Prediction Center’s convective outlook has placed the highest risk area (5%) over northeast Indiana, southeast Michigan, and northwest Ohio. Chicago and the northern two-third of Illinois and small portions of Missouri, Iowa and southeast Wisconsin are in a 2% risk area for a tornado.
Weather Radar (also nexrad.chgowx.com) in northeast Illinois is clear.
Scattered t-storms likely today into this evening. Isolated severe t-storms are possible late this afternoon through mid evening. pic.twitter.com/FaL0BqDBmi
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) September 25, 2018
A cold front moves thru on Tuesday, bringing a chance for scattered t-storms to the area. High temps will mainly be in the 60s. pic.twitter.com/C4chL13dRA
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) September 24, 2018
The area of potential severe weather for today includes, St. Louis, Chicago, Indy, Detroit & Cleveland! Threat is mostly damaging wind but also a few Tornadoes are possible! Details from 9am-1pm ET with @TevinWooten, @TWCErikaNavarro & I! pic.twitter.com/rbgVdQz3OZ
— Alex Wallace (@TWCAlexWallace) September 25, 2018
NWS Storm Prediction Center Day 1 Convective Outlook : Primary changes this outlook are to focus Slight risk across parts of the Corn Belt to southern Great Lakes and greater tornado probabilities centered on southern Lower MI to northwest OH. https://t.co/kmj7LrPwr0 pic.twitter.com/e0K8F7dFGN
— Cardinal Weather (@CardinalWeather) September 25, 2018
O’HARE FORECAST …
Today: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. South southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 1am, then a slight chance of showers between 1am and 4am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 49. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 20 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 48. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest after midnight.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 66.
Friday Night: A chance of rain, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 47.
Saturday: A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 57.
Saturday Night: A chance of rain, mainly before 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Sunday: A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62.
Sunday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Monday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73.
LAKE TEMPS …
SOUTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
905 AM CDT Tue Sep 25 2018
LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES…
WINTHROP HARBOR BUOY……….67.
MICHIGAN CITY BUOY……….68.
SOUTH MID LAKE BUOY……….68.
NORTH MID LAKE BUOY……….64.
M IS FOR MISSING DATA THAT IS NORMALLY AVAILABLE.
THE MICHIGAN CITY WATER TEMPERATURE SENSOR IS LOCATED AT A WATER
INTAKE ONE MILE OFFSHORE AND 60 FEET BELOW WATER SURFACE. IT IS READ
EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR.
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