NWS – Weather for the Chicago and Michiana Area
Today a nice crisp autumn day, sunny with a high of 42. Wednesday sunny warming to 50 but a bit windy. Thursday sunny with a high of 64 and breezy! Friday brings a chance of rain with a high of 61. There will be a chance of precipitation Friday night into Saturday morning and continued Sunday with the temperatures going back down to norm in the middle 50s on both Saturday and Sunday.
Today Sunny, with a high near 42. West northwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 30. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. Breezy, with a south wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
Wednesday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Breezy, with a southwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
Friday A 20 percent chance of rain after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 61.
Friday Night A chance of rain, mainly after 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Saturday A chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 57.
Saturday Night Rain likely, mainly after 7pm. Cloudy, with a low around 46.
Sunday Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 55.
Sunday Night Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Monday A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 47.
National Short Term Outlook
Unsettled weather continues over the Northwest. An active weather pattern over the northeastern Pacific and northwestern U.S. will keep those areas unsettled over the next couple of days. Precipitation is likely for the Pacific Northwest, California, the Great Basin, and the Northern Rockies through Thursday. As a moisture plume moves in today, moderate to locally heavy rain is expected over parts of the Pacific Northwest into the northern half of California, and isolated instances of flooding cannot be ruled out. The highest elevations should see snow. Then snow levels should lower on Wednesday behind a cold front passing through tonight. Snow amounts through Thursday morning are likely to be over a foot for the Cascades, Sierra Nevada, and Northern Rockies. Winter Storm Warnings are in place for northern portions of the Sierra. Additionally, strong gusty winds are a threat for portions of the West Coast states into Nevada, where Wind Advisories and High Wind Warnings are in effect.
Light to moderate lake effect snow is likely downwind of the Lower Great Lakes. On the other side of the CONUS, lake effect showers are forecast downwind of the Great Lakes today as a colder and more unstable air mass moves over the warm lake waters. While light snow should end downwind of the Upper Great Lakes today (on the U.S. side), favored areas southeast of Lakes Ontario and Erie will likely see at least a few inches of snow. Light snow is also forecast along the western slopes of the Central Appalachians, with a dusting possible over some areas of the interior Northeast as well. Most other areas of the U.S. should remain dry for the next couple days. However, light rain showers could persist over southern Florida today as a cold front passes through.
An upper-level ridge is expected to build across the western and central U.S. ahead of the upper-level disturbances affecting the Northwest. Underneath the ridge, temperatures of 10 to 30 degrees above normal are forecast for the interior West toward the Plains, with the highest anomalies in northern and central parts of the Plains Wednesday. Some daily record highs could occur with this warmth. Additionally, fire danger will be elevated across the Southern High Plains today given the warm and dry conditions. Meanwhile in the East, temperatures will cool down to 10 to 20 degrees below normal through midweek behind a cold front. Much of the Northeast can expect chilly highs in the 30s on Wednesday, with 20s for highs in Maine.
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