Weather Update for Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Snow will taper from the northwest mid to late this evening. Wind gusts will increase to around 30 mph overnight and remain quite breezy through much of the day Wednesday. Cold air stratocumulus clouds look to develop which may be able to squeeze out scattered flurries Wednesday afternoon. Highs on Wednesday will only top out around the freezing mark but wind chills will be in the single digits and teens much of the day.
With the exception of the Kankakee, most all other flood warnings have expired. Water continues to recede with a slow down this week due to freezing temperatures.
Although the low pressure zone is still hanging around, we should start to see a clearing by tomorrow however temperatures will remain seasonably normal in the 30s with a warming beginning Friday and into the weekend where highs will make it into the upper 40s. We warned you all to enjoy this past weekend. So suck it up buttercup and wait for our next clear warm day.
So as we look back on this winter, we have been fortunate. We remained below the typical snow fall and temperatures averaged out to be normal even though we had a few Rand Advisories. But as Jack Palance told Billy Crystal in City Slickers I “Day ain’t over yet” And yes it truly isn’t. The Spring Equinox 2018 in Northern Hemisphere will be at 11:15 AM on Tuesday, March 20. Even then, the midwest has been know to get a winter storm or two in March and into April.
Wednesday A chance of flurries after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.