NWS – Weather for the Chicago and Michiana Area
Today Mostly Cloudy with a high of 39 and a chance of a wintery mix in the late morning. The workweek starts out with a chance of flurries and wintery mix with a high of 39 on Monday. Tuesday Mostly sunny with a high of 42. Wednesday through Thursday looks good with highs in the upper 40s and sunny, upto Friday when a change of precipitation returns.
Today A chance of rain and snow showers before noon, then a slight chance of rain showers between noon and 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Northwest wind around 5 mph.
Monday A 20 percent chance of snow before noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 39. North northwest wind around 5 mph.
Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Tuesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 42. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.
Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.
Wednesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 35.
Thursday Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.
Thursday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Friday A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47.
Friday Night A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.
Saturday A chance of rain and snow. Partly sunny, with a high near 43.
National Short Term Outlook
- Nor’easter winding down over New England today, chilly temperatures engulf the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.
- Showers and storms in the Southeast tonight and into Monday, chance for light snow in the southern Mid-Atlantic Monday morning.
- Mild and dry in the West, Elevated Fire Weather risk in Southern California today.
The intense Nor’easter that produced strong winds, periods of rain, and heavy snow yesterday is set to slowly track through far southeastern Canada today. The storm system’s slow movement will force snow and blustery winds to stick around across northern New England for one more day. Winter Storm Warnings remain in place for portions of New England through Sunday afternoon where several more inches of snow is expected, along with blowing and drifting snow. In wake of this storm system, northwesterly flow ushers cold temperatures across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic the first half of the upcoming week.
As one storm system exits, a new one is taking shape in the Gulf of Mexico with its sights set on Florida. Showers and thunderstorms will track across the state and portions of the Southeast Sunday evening and into Monday morning. Some storms could be strong-to-severe in South Florida tonight and Monday morning. As this storm system tracks over Florida Monday morning, an upper level trough over the lower Great Lakes is responsible for the development of low pressure off the North Carolina coast. This leads to showers breaking out across the Carolinas along with the potential for snow from the southern Appalachians and NA/NC Piedmont to the Mid-Atlantic coast. Any snow accumulations would be light in these areas. A cold frontal passage then prompts an injection of much below normal temperatures to filter throughout the Southeast both Monday and Tuesday.
In the western half of the U.S., mostly dry conditions are on tap as an expansive area of high pressure is in control. The lone exception is portions of the Pacific Northwest where an approaching cold front sends showers across western Washington on Monday. Abnormally mild temperatures will be common from the Upper Midwest to the West Coast. Fire weather also remains an issue in Southern California where an Elevated Risk for fire weather and Red Flag Warnings are in effect. An upper level low is forecast to dive south from the Sierra Nevada to off the coast of Baja California by Monday night but currently shows little sign of producing precipitation over the Southwest at this time.
News that Impacts You
A show that highlights organizations and individuals doing wonderful things for those in need or their community.