Sprinkles Monday Morning, Rain This Afternoon; Smoke Conditions from Mulch Fire for Barrington Township and Barrington Hills

Full Moon with clouds arriving over Arlington Heights, Illinois March 9, 2020 about 5:00 a.m.
Full Moon with clouds arriving over Arlington Heights, Illinois March 9, 2020 about 5:00 a.m.

Full Moon just as rain clouds arrive over Arlington Heights before dawn, changing a clear sky to a cloudy sky at about 5:00 a.m.

Showers and thundershowers are moving in to the area of northeast Illinois with significant rain not expected to start until about noon. Sprinkles and virga are forecast for this morning and wind southwest gusts almost 40 MPH from the southwest are forecast from 10 AM to 5 PM, which won’t be much help for a large mulch fire with smoky conditions on Old Sutton Road in Barrington Township. Some lightning, which occurred early this morning, is less likely after sunrise.

Weather Radar (also nexrad.chgowx.com) showed an area of showers and thundershowers moving northeast over northern Illinois at about 6:30 a.m.




 O’HARE FORECAST … 

Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 9am, then showers likely between 9am and noon, then rain after noon. High near 58. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight: Rain, mainly before 4am. Low around 37. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming north after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday: Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 47. North wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Tuesday Night: A chance of rain and snow between 1am and 3am, then a chance of rain after 3am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 34. East northeast wind around 5 mph becoming south southeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of rain before 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50. South southeast wind around 5 mph becoming west southwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of rain after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 59.

Thursday Night: A chance of rain before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.

Saturday: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.

Saturday Night: A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.

Sunday: A slight chance of rain and snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 45.

 LAKE TEMPS … 

SOUTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
903 AM CDT Sun Mar 8 2020

LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES…

CHICAGO SHORE……….40

CHICAGO CRIB……….41

MICHIGAN CITY……….35

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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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Full Moon with clouds arriving over Arlington Heights, Illinois March 9, 2020 about 5:00 a.m.
Full Moon with clouds arriving over Arlington Heights, Illinois March 9, 2020 about 5:00 a.m.