Meteorologist Ray Stagich WLS Weather Forecast Monday, July13th, 2015
FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1AM MONDAY THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT.
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WS 408
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
410 AM CDT MON JUL 13 2015
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 408 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 AM CDT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS IL. ILLINOIS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE:
BOONE BUREAU CARROLL
COOK DE KALB DUPAGE
GRUNDY JO DAVIESS KANE
KENDALL LAKE LA SALLE
LEE MCHENRY OGLE
PUTNAM STEPHENSON WHITESIDE
2 ROUNDS OF POTENTIALLY SEVERE STORMS. THE FIRST INTO PARTS OF MONDAY MORNING; THE SECOND ROUND MONDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING.
LARGE HAIL, DAMAGING WINDS, FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE IN BOTH THESE EVENTS. ISOLATED TORNADOES ALSO POSSIBLE DURING THE PM HOURS MONDAY.
More storms possbile on Tuesday…..
SUNRISE AND SUNSET
JULY 13 2015 – SUNRISE 5:28 AM CDT SUNSET 8:27 PM CDT
JULY 14 2015 – SUNRISE 5:28 AM CDT SUNSET 8:26 PM CDT
Today | Strong thunderstorms likely. Damaging winds and large hail with some storms. Heavy rain coming in two rounds….one in the morning and one this afternoon. High 88F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall near an inch. With locally higher totals.
Tonight | Partly to mostly cloudy skies with scattered thunderstorms during the evening. A few storms may be severe. Low 69F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Tomorrow | Scattered thunderstorms in the morning becoming more widespread in the afternoon. High 81F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Tomorrow night | A few clouds. Low around 60F. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday | A few clouds. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the upper 50s.
Thursday | Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the mid 60s.
Friday | Scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the upper 60s.
(CHICAGO) The Chicago area can expect thunderstorms Wednesday evening and overnight before the brunt of a storm cell hits Thursday afternoon, possibly packing hail, strong winds and the potential for tornadoes, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
“The main severe threat will come into play Thursday from about 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. with the possibility of large hail and damaging winds and the possibility of a few tornados,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Kevin Birk. “They can’t be ruled out.”
A rapid warm-up will accompany the severe weather. On Wednesday night, it was 39 degrees in the Loop. On Thursday, the temperature will rise into the 70s, Birk said
“Enhanced Risk” for severe storms on Thurs! Learn what this means on graphic. More info here: http://t.co/aWDPqzzGZQ pic.twitter.com/7ukqEJMkSc
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) April 7, 2015
“There could be quarter-sized hail and larger,” Birk said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if we get a few golf ball-sized, too.”
The storms also carry the potential for flash flooding in city, with up to an inch of rain in some areas.
“It’s hard to say where the brunt will be,” Birk said. “Most of Northern Illinois is in the target area for this severe potential.”
Birk advises people to stay alert and have a plan. “Keep an eye on the sky and have plans of action if we have to issue any warnings for significant weather.”
A slow moving system keeps t-storms in the forecast through Thursday with Thursday being the highest risk day for severe weather in Chicago. Drier and pleasant weather after that should take us through the upcoming weekend.
DENSE FOG ADVISORY NEAR THE LAKE UNTIL 9AM Today | Another round of showers and thunderstorms scattered around this morning followed by strong to severe thunderstorms likely this afternoon – heavy downpours are possible. Storms may produce large hail and strong winds. (isolated tornado) High 73F. Winds S at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%.
Tonight | Windy with scattered thunderstorms early. Then mainly cloudy after midnight. Low 41F.
Winds WSW at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Tomorrow | Partly cloudy skies with gusty winds. High 62F. Winds W at 20 to 30 mph. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph.
Tomorrow night | Mostly clear skies. Low 36F. WNW winds at 15 to 25 mph, decreasing to 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday | Abundant sunshine. Highs in the low 60s and lows in the mid 40s.
Sunday | Plenty of sun. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the low 50s.
Monday | More sun than clouds. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the low 50s.