Category: Northern Illinois

The GFS’ depiction of a sounding on Friday evening. Notice the EML (dry layer) at 700mb and warmer surface temps. The 3KM NAM’s sounding with a noticeably colder surface depiction with still a rather stout dry layer above 850mb. Point Forecast: O’Hare Today:  68/43, Partly cloudy, breezy.  Slight chance of showers overnight.  Tomorrow:  65/45, Cloudy, […]

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The GFS’ track of the late week low-pressure system. Point Forecast: O’Hare Today:  38/28, Snow ending, clouds breaking during overnight hours. Tomorrow:  48/36, Partly sunny. Wednesday:  61/47, Partly cloudy, possible rain shower overnight. Thursday:  68/48, Partly sunny, possible rain shower overnight. Friday:  70/50, Cloudy to partly cloudy, thunderstorms possible. Rockford Today:  38/28, Snow ending, clouds […]

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A potent early spring snowstorm is poised to impact portions of Northern and Central IL Friday evening into the day on Saturday. This system has all the makings of a significant late winter snowstorm, with high moisture content, strong frontogenical forcing and gusty winds. The low pressure will be taking shape over the next 24 […]

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Weather will remain cool and tranquil through the end of the week ahead of the next major weather system Friday night into Saturday. A surface low pressure system will develop over the western plains later this week and drop southeast during the day on Friday. The system will be in a weakening phase, but strong […]

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We are still keeping a watchful eye out west and what is most likely to become a strong storm system as it moves into the Midwest late tomorrow night and more so during the day on Thursday across Illinois. Numerical model guidance continues to struggle with the handling of this system and several key features, […]

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