Tornado Outbreak in Northern Illinois Possible Saturday; Worst Weather Might Be in Northwest Illinois

A powerful upper level jet stream, a deepening low moving out from Colorado, wind shear, a warm front and a cold front are ingredients that could create supercells and tornados on Saturday, March 28, 2020. Watch for severe weather and possible tornados between 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in northwest Illinois, and 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. in northeast Illinois The worst weather is currently expected to be west of Interstate 39, but Arlington Heights and neighboring suburbs are on the eastern edge of a strong tornado threat region. The most severe weather in Arlington Heights might not arrive until around 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tornados, damaging winds, hail, and lightning are possible Saturday.

South of I-88, severe storms could occur overnight Friday into Saturday morning.

At 8:15 p.m. air temperature near St. Louis is 72°F and air temperature in Arlington Heights is 45°F.

Weather Radar (also nexrad.chgowx.com) at 8:15 p.m. shows thundershowers momoving from north Cook County and Lake County out to Lake Michigan. A small line is also moving through McHenry County near the Illinois-Wisconsin border.

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 O’HARE FORECAST … 

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms before 3am, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly after 3am. Patchy fog. Low around 42. East wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms before 3pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 3pm and 4pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 4pm. Some of the storms could be severe. Areas of fog before 1pm. High near 65. East northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely before 11pm, then isolated showers after 3am. Some of the storms could be severe. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 47. Breezy, with a southwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Sunday: Scattered showers, mainly after 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. Breezy, with a west southwest wind around 25 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Breezy, with a west wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.

 LAKE TEMPS … 

SOUTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
901 AM CDT Fri Mar 27 2020

LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES…

CHICAGO SHORE……….43

CHICAGO CRIB……….42

MICHIGAN CITY……….39

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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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