High 57 Friday Followed by Even Colder than Normal Temperatures Arlington Heights, Chicago Weather Forecast Northwest

The best chance for enjoyment of the weather today will be around 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. when today’s high will be rising to reach the day’s high temperature of about 56°F at 9:00 p.m. There’s rain possible today from about 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Gusty winds are expected most of Friday and Saturday, peaking about 31 MPH from the southwest at 3:00 p.m. Friday and peaking about 37 MPH about 1:00 p.m. Saturday. We’re about to feel the effects of two cold fronts, which will keep temperatures below normal (normal high 62°F). The first cold front will arrive about midnight Friday/Saturday, and the stronger second cold front will arrive about 10:00 a.m. Saturday beginning the drop from Saturday’s high temperature of 48°F to 37°F by 10:00 p.m. Currently the normal low is 42°F, usually about 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. The low early Sunday morning could touch the upper 20s. Below normal temperatures are expected to continue at least until Thursday.

Weather Radar (also nexrad.chgowx.com) shows showers and thundershowers moving northeast in northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. That precipitation is steady, but precipitation moving our way near LaSalle County and Kane County has been dissipating so far today (as of 8:55 a.m.).








 O’HARE FORECAST … 

Today: Showers likely, mainly between 1pm and 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 55. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight: A 10 percent chance of showers before 7pm. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 42. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers before 4pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 48. Breezy, with a west wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 30. North northwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 47. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 37.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.

Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 39.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 53.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 36.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 52.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 53.

 LAKE TEMPS … 

SOUTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
913 AM CDT Thu Oct 18 2018

LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES…

CHICAGO SHORE……….58.

CHICAGO CRIB……….58.

WILMETTE BUOY……….57.

WAUKEGAN BUOY……….53.

WINTHROP HARBOR BUOY……….53.

MICHIGAN CITY……….57.

MICHIGAN CITY BUOY……….58.

SOUTH MID LAKE BUOY……….57.

NORTH MID LAKE BUOY……….53.

&&

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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