Wind Advisory: Light Rain Overnight, High 67 Thursday, High 40 Friday

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On Wednesday afternoon, Chicago officially passed 53° for the first time since Oct 31, 2018, topping out at 57°F. That marks 132 consecutive days below 54°F, which is the second longest “below 54” streak since records began in 1871.

A deep low pressure system near 970 mb broke some records in Colorado with 80 MPH winds and a blizzard in Denver, and showed a distinct, vast commahead structure this afternoon on satellite and radar images. The system, known as a Bomb Cyclone for its rapidly intensifying low pressure, also includes a severe blizzard in Rapid City, South Dakota.


There is not a lot of rain forecast for Chicagoland with this system, but thunder, and high south-southwest wind gusts are forecast to peak at about 50 MPH about 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019. The highest wind gusts will be in Chicago and southeast to Indiana. Wind gusts won’t be back under 30 MPH until about 1:00 a.m. Friday.

Air pressure is expected to dip to 994 mb from noon to about 3 pm Thursday as the “eye” of the “diminishing bomb cyclone” will be passing to the north through Wisconsin on its trip from southeast Colorado.

Temperatures will begin falling about 3:00 p.m. and fall from 67°F at 1:00 p.m. to 43°F by midnight. Temperatures will stay above freezing overnight Thursday/Friday, but the high Friday will only reach 40°F in the afternoon.

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






 O’HARE FORECAST … 

Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 4am, then showers likely. Low around 53. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday: A slight chance of showers before 10am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10am and 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 67. Windy, with a south wind 20 to 25 mph increasing to 25 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers after 7pm. Cloudy, with a low around 37. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

Friday: A chance of rain and snow showers before 7am, then a chance of rain between 7am and 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 40. West northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 26. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.

Sunday: A slight chance of rain after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 41.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 43.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.

Tuesday: A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 44.

Tuesday Night: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 44.

Wind Advisory
URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Chicago IL
833 PM CDT Wed Mar 13 2019

…Strong Winds on Thursday…

DeKalb-Kane-DuPage-Cook-La Salle-Kendall-Grundy-Will-Kankakee-
Livingston-Iroquois-Ford-Lake IN-Porter-Newton-Jasper-Benton-
Including the cities of DeKalb, Aurora, Elgin, Wheaton, Chicago,
Ottawa, Oswego, Morris, Joliet, Kankakee, Pontiac, Watseka,
Paxton, Gary, Valparaiso, Morocco, Rensselaer, and Fowler
833 PM CDT Wed Mar 13 2019 /933 PM EDT Wed Mar 13 2019/

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM CDT /11 AM EDT/ TO
10 PM CDT /11 PM EDT/ THURSDAY…

* TIMING…Thursday from mid-morning through early evening.

* WINDS…South to southwest gusting to 50 to 55 mph.

* IMPACTS….Difficult travel, especially for high profile
vehicles. Scattered minor tree damage is possible. Unsecured
objects outdoors will be blown around.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 30 mph and/or wind
gusts of 45 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving
difficult…especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra
caution.

 LAKE TEMPS … 

SOUTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
909 AM CDT Wed Mar 13 2019

LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES…

CHICAGO SHORE……….34.

CHICAGO CRIB……….32.

MICHIGAN CITY……….33.

&&

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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