Sunday, May 19, 2013
Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are all possible.
Get ready for some storms. The storm system that dropped large hail and tornadoes on parts of Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma is now headed toward Illinois. The National Weather Service has placed most of Illinois in the "slight risk" category for severe weather on Monday and Tuesday. The main threats on both days will be damaging winds and large hail. The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center noted in its technical discussions that isolated tornadoes are also possible on Monday and Tuesday. "The most violent storms will ignite during the afternoon and evening hours as daytime heating causes instability," Accuweather.com Meteorologist Meghan Evans wrote in her forecast. "Plenty of humid air will be in place to fuel the severe storms…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Chance of storms Thursday is 40 percent and 50 percent Friday and Saturday.
Thunderstorms could return to the Wheaton and Glen Ellyn areas this week starting late Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service. NWS issued a hazardous weather outlook for DuPage and surrounding counties about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, predicting storms across central Illinois Wednesday and Thursday. "There is a chance of thunderstorms Thursday and Thursday night across most of the outlook area... And then Friday from Chicago into northwest Indiana. The probability of widespread hazardous weather during these periods is low," NWS reports. Thursday should be cloudy, with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and a 50 percent chance of storms Thursday night. Friday will also be cloudy, with a 50 percent chance …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Rivers continue to rise across the area. Find out the latest details in your area by clicking on the map.
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Thursday, April 18
The map above, from Google, uses real-time data from the National Weather Service to forecast river floods.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Storms could produce up to two inches of rainfall and 60 mph winds, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Cook, DuPage and Kane counties, effective until 4 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. Showers and thunderstorms will continue through the night, with possible rainfalls of up to two inches. The storm could also produce winds of up to 6 mph and isolated tornadoes, according to NWS. The chance for rain before 2 p.m. Wednesday is 80 percent, with a chance for less than an inch of snow later in the day as the temperature drops. Temperatures will fall to about 27 degrees by 5 p.m. DuPage County Stormwater Management is anticipating activation of the County’s flood control facilities early Wednesday morning based on forecasted precipitation, according to a DuPage County press release. DuPage …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The National Weather Service issued the advisory from 7 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday as cold weather moves into the area.
If you’ve been wondering where the winter weather has been in the Tri-Cities and the greater Chicago area, brace yourself: The answer tonight is blowing in the wind. Strong winds will sweep through the Chicago area, bringing colder temperatures and the possibility of snow flurries Sunday and Monday. The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a wind advisory from 7 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday, according to Accuweather, as colder weather and possible snow flurries move into the area. The wind advisory forecasts west to northwest winds of 25 to 35 mph gusting to about 50 mph, although a few gusts up to 55 mph are possible. The advisory is accompanied by a gale warning fro Lake Michigan. Accuweather senior meteorologist Alex …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The winds could cause minor property damage. Here's what you need to know.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
A wind advisory remains in effect until 7 p.m. this Sunday evening, according to the National Weather Service. A wind advisory means that sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph or gusts between 45 and 57 mph are likely. The following advisory was released at 2:46 p.m. Sunday: "Southwest winds will continue at 25 to 35 mph with occasional gusts up to 45 mph this afternoon. A cold front will push across the area late this afternoon and early this evening, turning the winds out of the west. As the front passes, there could be a few gusts up to 50 mph for a short period of time. Wind gusts to 50 mph are also possible near thunderstorms. The winds are expected to abate this evening. "Winds this strong can cause minor property damage and can be …
Monday, April 16, 2012
National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory as winds reach more than 45 mph.
The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather and wind advisory for Wheaton and surrounding areas until 6 p.m. Monday. Strong winds between 25 and 35 mph will remain through the afternoon, with gusts over 45 mph. The hazardous weather outlook is in effect Tuesday through Sunday, with forecasts of thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday.
Friday, January 20, 2012
The National Weather Service is now predicting 4 to 7 inches of snowfall Friday before midnight.
Rush hour might be quite a bit slower than usual Friday. The National Weather Service (NWS) has a Winter Storm Warning in effect Friday until midnight and is predicting 4 to 7 inches of snow to accumulate by then. Click here to read the advisory. NWS is warning that snow will fall at a rate as high as one inch per hour during the day, leading to decreased visibility for drivers. NWS predicts a "particularly treacherous" Friday afternoon commute and warns flights out of O'Hare and Midway could be disrupted. Temperatures Friday will consistently hover in the low 20s and winds won't be a huge factor, staying between 5 and 10 mph. To keep up on any schools or other facilities closing due to the weather, visit the Emergency Closing Center …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
The National Weather Service is calling 2011 the second wettest year on record in Chicago!
It's official: Chicago has its second wettest year on record in 2011, according to the National Weather Service. With the .06 inches of rain that fell last night, Chicago got just enough of a bump to surpass 1983 as the second wettest year since records started being kept in 1871, the Chicago Tribune reported. We're only 1.45 inches of rain away from beating 1998 as the wettest year ever, and with the forecast for the upcoming week showing rain, we might just make it. As a 5 a.m., the official total precipitation for Chicago was at 49.41 inches, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The all-time record held by 1998 produced 50.86 inches. Generally, Chicago gets about 36.89 inches of rain a year. The increase is largely due to a February …
Saturday, May 14, 2011
The National Weather Service predicts a rainy Wheaton weekend.
The National Weather Service predicts rain in Wheaton on Saturday, with an 80 percent chance of precipitation. The high is expected to be near 54 with winds around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. The chance for rain remains through the night, with temperatures dropping to a low near 45. On Sunday, the chance of precipitation is 70 percent with a high near 47. Winds are expected to be between 15 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Temperatures will drop Sunday night, with a low near 39. The rain will go away—probably on Monday. The National Weather Service predicts a sunny, breezy day with a high near 53.