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…
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, February 26, 2013
A winter storm watch is in effect from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening.
Karen Sorensen contributed to this report Snow, sleet and rain could make for a messy commute Tuesday evening. Get news in your inbox. Sign up for the Patch newsletter. Like Lisle Patch on Facebook. The National Weather Service's winter storm watch for the Lisle area begins Tuesday afternoon, when a combination of rain, snow and sleet switches over to all snow by Tuesday night. Although there is a "higher than usual amount of uncertainty with respect to snow accumulations," several inches are "probable," according to the latest forecast. More problematic than the snow is the wind, forecasters said. "Heavy, wind-whipped, wet snow could result in very low visibilities and difficult travel," the Romeoville-based weather service said. "Heavy …
Monday, February 25, 2013
What's the forecast for Feb. 25 through March 3?
Written by Korrina Grom After a Sunday that brought us sunshine and temperatures around 40 degrees, we're in for yet another reminder this week that, yes, it is still winter. Though Monday is forecast to be mostly sunny with a high near 38, snow will move in on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Chicago. Accuweather.com says a blizzard will move through parts of the central United States on Monday. Winter storm watches and warnings have already been issued for parts of western Illinois, northern Missouri and eastern Kansas. Blizzard warnings are in effect for parts of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. "The storm will be slightly weaker when it reaches Chicago, preventing the 'Windy City' from facing immobilizing blizzard …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Rain will likely turn to snow tomorrow. But, flooding from runoff is possible in the interim.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for Cook, DuPage and Kane counties, and virtually the entire Chicago area, from 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, until 4 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30. Showers and thunderstorms will continue to spread across Northern Illinois and Northwest Indiana this afternoon, with rain persisting through the night. Precipitation of 1.5 to 2 inches is likely, with some areas receiving more. "Much of the area continues to have frozen ground, with only the top few inches of soil having thawed," according to the weather service. "(This) could lead to a majority of the rainfall becoming runoff and resulting in a rapid rise to area streams and rivers." Temperatures will begin dropping in the early morning hours …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Wind chills expected to be well below zero today.
It will be a cold and windy Martin Luther King Jr. holiday today across the Chicagoland region. The National Weather Service issued a a wind chill advisory from 6 p.m. tonight through 10 a.m. Tuesday. Wind chill temperatures could drop as low as -25 degrees, according to the weather service report. Today's forecast calls for scattered flurries before 10 a.m. and highs around 12 degrees. Wind gusts could reach up to 30 mph. Cold temperatures will continue through Tuesday with a high of 5 to 12 degrees and wind chills of up to -15 below, according to the report.
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 …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
National Weather Service forecasters say snow accumulation could reach two to six inches, with wind causing occasional white-out conditions.
A winter storm warning will be in effect until 3 p.m. Friday, the National Weather Service is reporting. Rain will change to snow from west to east late Thursday afternoon, with some heavy snow. The heaviest snow and lowest visibility should be between 5 and 9 p.m. in the area. According to NWS, two to six inches of snow are likely, with the highest amounts across the far north and northwest suburbs. Winds will be up to 30-40 mph with gusts as high as 60 mph. "The combination of the intense snowfall and very strong winds will result in greatly reduced visibilities and possibly near blizzard conditions. Falling temperatures will cause roads to become snow covered and (make) travel treacherous. This will likely impact the evening rush …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
National Weather Service issues special weather statement about cold front coming through.
Grab your jackets and scarves, the cold front is coming in. According to the National Weather Service temperatures across the Chicagoland region will dramatically fall late this afternoon. The weather service predicts temperatures to drop by as much as 20 degrees before 6 p.m. and bring cold rains with it, as well as possible wind gusts of up to 20 miles per hour. Temperatures will drop to the mid-30s tonight and the high Friday is expected to only hit 50.
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 …