NWS – Weather for the Chicago and Michiana Area
Today unseasonably warm but windy with winds clocking in at 20-35 mph with gusts up to 45-50 mph. Friday partly cloudy with a high of 58. Saturday cloudy with a high of 46. There will be a chance of precipitation Saturday night into Sunday morning and continued Sunday with the temperatures going back down to norm in the mid 40s and lower 50s on both Saturday and Sunday. Saturday 50% chance of precipitation. Sunday has been changed to 50% from likely.
Today Partly sunny, with a high near 65. Breezy, with a south southwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 45 mph.
Tonight Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Breezy, with a southwest wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 58. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 39. Light northwest wind becoming north 5 to 10 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Saturday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday Night A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 38.
Sunday A 50 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46.
Sunday Night A chance of rain before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.
Monday Sunny, with a high near 43.
Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.
Tuesday A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 44.
Tuesday Night A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Wednesday A chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 47.
National Short Term Outlook
Additional precipitation is expected for the Northwest today.Another day of notable precipitation is expected for the Northwest before a strengthening surface high helps cause drier conditions for the end of the week (though light showers may continue for western Washington). Additional snowfall amounts in higher elevations of the Cascades in Washington could be 6 to over 12 inches, while the Northern Rockies could see over 6 inches of snow as well. Lower elevations of the Pacific Northwest will see light to moderate rain.
Regarding precipitation elsewhere, light rain showers are forecast to persist over the east coast of Florida for the next couple of days. A quick round of mixed precipitation is possible for the north-central U.S. today into tonight, and there are Winter Weather Advisories in effect for northeastern Montana and parts of North Dakota. Then, light snow is expected to begin in the Central Rockies Friday evening and spread into central portions of the High Plains Friday night behind a frontal system. Light rain is forecast farther east for portions of the Plains to the Middle Mississippi and Ohio Valleys, with increasing rain totals in those areas on Saturday.
Warmer than normal temperatures in the central U.S. will spread to the eastern U.S. for the end of the week. Another warm day is expected today for the central U.S., as southerly/southwesterly winds come in ahead of a front and on the backside of a surface high. High temperature anomalies will be 15 to 25 degrees above average today for portions of the Plains toward Missouri/Iowa. A handful of daily record high maximum and minimum temperatures could be broken today from the Southwest into the Plains. After a cold morning in the East and potentially a first freeze for the eastern Carolinas, moderating high temperatures are forecast today, transitioning to warmer than normal by Friday–quite a temperature swing given the chilly temperatures on Wednesday.
Gusty winds and elevated fire danger are forecast for parts of the Plains to Ohio Valley. The aforementioned southwesterly winds could be pretty blustery today, prompting Wind Advisories for portions of the Plains, Middle Mississippi Valley, and into the Ohio Valley. Given the warm and dry conditions with low relative humidities, fire danger is also a threat. The Storm Prediction Center has Elevated Risks of fire weather in place for parts of the High Plains and the Mississippi/Ohio Valleys.
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