Meteorologist Ray Stagich
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
Powerhouse early April system will bring rain and plenty of gusty winds Wednesday into Thursday. Strong Northeast winds will give Chicago Lakeshore flood potential Wednesday Night into Thursday Night. Waves of 15 feet are possible on the open Lake.
Much nicer by the weekend.
LAKESHORE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT…
Including the cities of Waukegan and Chicago
404 AM CDT Wed Apr 5 2017
…HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH
* TIMING…Midnight tonight through Thursday afternoon.
* WINDS…Sustained north winds of 40 mph with gusts as high as
60 mph…especially near Lake Michigan.
Today | Periods of rain. Becoming windy in the afternoon. High 43F. Winds NE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near a half an inch. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Tonight | Windy with evening rain…then a mix of rain and snow overnight. Low 37F. Winds N at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of precip 100%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Tomorrow | Rain showers early, then remaining overcast and windy later in the day. Snow may mix in. High 49F. Winds N at 25 to 35 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Tomorrow night | Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low 31F. Winds NNW at 15 to 25 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Friday | Sunshine. Highs in the mid-50s and lows in the upper 30s.
Saturday | Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid-60s and lows in the low 50s.
Sunday | Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 60s.
Monday | Windy, with thunderstorms. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 50s.
Tuesday | Cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the low 40s.