Thunderstorms moving into the area are weakening, but we’ll probably experience some lightning and thunder — especially between about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and 1:00 a.m. Wednesday. No storms or rain expected during daylight and evening Wednesday. Expect temperatures to rise from about 52°F at 5:00 a.m. to 80-82°F from about 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday. Wind gusts, shifting from southeast to southwest, will also peak to about 30-34 MPH on Wednesday from about noon to 6:00 p.m. Clouds will be decreasing until 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, when partly cloudy conditions will exist the rest of the evening.
Weather Radar (also nexrad.chgowx.com) shows a small thunderstorm cell developing just southwest of Arlington Heights and very large area of storms covering the most of the western half of Illinois approaching, moving northeast. The small cell is less than 20 minutes away (passing just west of Arlington Heights), and the larger area of storms is about 30-45 minutes away.
10:15 PM Radar Update: Showers and embedded storms moving into the region. Severe weather not expected, but some 30-40 mph gusts possible. pic.twitter.com/oVH8ydGXPX
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) May 22, 2019
Showers & storms will move into the region from the southwest later this evening. A few wind gusts of 40-50 mph poss. mainly S of I-80. pic.twitter.com/jTakhyfWaI
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) May 22, 2019
With the holiday wknd starting Fri. aftn, here's an early heads up on the potential for severe storms over portions of region on Friday, most likely PM hours. Currently favored area is parts of N IL, but don't focus on exact area highlighted. Stay tuned for updates. #ilwx #inwx pic.twitter.com/aNp92kAtVS
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) May 21, 2019
O’HARE FORECAST …
Tonight: A slight chance of showers before midnight, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between midnight and 4am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4am. Low around 49. Breezy, with a southeast wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of showers before 7am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 82. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Wednesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1am and 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 63. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 78. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming east after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 10 mph.
Friday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80.
Friday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Saturday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 80.
Saturday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54.
Sunday: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 70.
Sunday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Memorial Day: Partly sunny, with a high near 69.
Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52.
Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74.
SOUTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
1101 AM CDT Tue May 21 2019
LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES…
WINTHROP HARBOR BUOY……….46.
MICHIGAN CITY BUOY……….51.
SOUTH MID LAKE BUOY……….37.
NORTH MID LAKE BUOY……….39.
M IS FOR MISSING DATA THAT IS NORMALLY AVAILABLE.
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