Weather Update for Thursday, March 1, 2018 – Rain and Wintery Mix – Active Flood Warnings in the Chicago Area
Rain is expected to spread across the area tonight through much of Thursday. Though the precipitation should remain mostly in the form of rain, there is the potential that the heaviest bursts of precipitation will fall in the form of extremely wet snow Thursday morning mainly north of I-80. Accumulations would generally be under an inch, but be prepared for a few slushy spots during the Thursday morning commute.
As you can see below, flood warnings still exist over many of our waterways in the Chicago area. With the threat of incoming rain, these waterways will rise above their critical state. To note in Lake County Indiana, the Kankakee River to the south and Little Calumet River in the north will be the most likely to cause disruption to the bridges and overpasses. Please check with IDOT before you travel. Outside of these risks, the incoming precipitation with have a huge impact on the area.
With the transition of low to high pressure areas, we will experience some brisk winds in the area. Gusts from 30-40 mph. So hold on to your caps, wigs or whatever it is you put on that top of yours.
Look for sunny days and warming temperatures after this active weather pattern passes. Nice weekend in store. Rain to return on Monday and Tuesday of next week. So enjoy the weekend.
7 Day Look Ahead
Rain. Low around 36. North northeast wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Rain and snow, mainly before 11am. High near 38. Breezy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. North northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 43. North northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.
Mostly clear, with a low around 28. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
Sunny, with a high near 43.
Mostly clear, with a low around 31.
Sunny, with a high near 52.
Partly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Rain, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47.
Rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 42.
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39.