High 68 Before Noon, Light Rain Early Afternoon Monday; Low 70s, Dry Tuesday with Wildfire Conditions Possible

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Southeast Wind, Mostly Cloudy.

We’re expecting increasing surface winds with gusts in the 30 MPH range from the southeast gradually increasing to a peak gust period about 3:00 p.m. reaching 41 MPH likely with 55 MPH possible. Winds will shift to the west about noon, and to the northwest by 3:00 p.m. Winds will calm down about 6:00 p.m.

Rain is most likely between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Columbus Day. Lightning and thunder is possible in this period, but rain is expected to be short-lived with less than 0.25-inch accumulation. Areas where rain is limited my be in a fire threat area Tuesday with gusty winds and low humidity (mid-70s south and east of I-55).

Today’s high temperature of 68 is expected about 10:00 a.m. to noon with the afternoon gradually cooling to 56°F by 6:00 p.m. and a low Tuesday morning of about 46°F with the arrival of a cold front this afternoon. Note tomorrow will warm up to the low 70s in Arlington Heights and the northwest suburbs.

Weather Radar in northeast Illinois is clear. UPDATE: Rain beginning to approach from northwest Illinois about 9:00 a.m. Monday.




 O’HARE FORECAST … 

Columbus Day: Showers and thunderstorms before 3pm, then a chance of showers between 3pm and 4pm. Temperature rising to near 68 by 10am, then falling to around 58 during the remainder of the day. Breezy, with a south southeast wind 15 to 25 mph becoming west northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 40 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 46. West wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 72. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 73. South wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51.

Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 55.

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

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53.

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

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.

Sunday: A slight chance of showers. Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.

 LAKE TEMPS … 

SOUTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
910 AM CDT Sun Oct 11 2020

LAKE MICHIGAN WATER TEMPERATURES…

CHICAGO SHORE……….62.

CHICAGO CRIB……….61.

WILMETTE BUOY……….57.

WINTHROP HARBOR BUOY……….50.

SOUTH MID LAKE BUOY……….59.

NORTH MID LAKE BUOY……….57.

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M IS FOR MISSING DATA THAT IS NORMALLY AVAILABLE.

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