Meteorologist Ray Stagich
Monday, August 15, 2016
The work week begins on a brief dry note then low pressure traveling along a stalled front to our south will bring showers and a few storms to the region later Monday. Heavy rainfall is possible, especially for areas along and south of a line from Peoria to Gary, Indiana.
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…KANKAKEE…GARY…VALPARAISO
320 AM CDT MON AUG 15 2016
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS EXPANDED THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH TO INCLUDE PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA…INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS…IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS…KANKAKEE. IN NORTHWEST INDIANA…LAKE IN AND PORTER.
* FROM 1 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TONIGHT.
* SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE OVER THE AREA MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE SYSTEM BRINGING THIS PRECIPITATION IS TROPICAL IN NATURE SUCH THAT THESE STORMS WILL BE VERY EFFICIENT RAINFALL PRODUCERS. RAINFALL RATES OF 2 INCHES PER HOUR OR MORE ARE POSSIBLE IN THIS ENVIRONMENT WHICH MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. LOCATIONS OF HEAVIEST RAINFALL ARE STILL UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME…BUT THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAIN IS HIGH.
SUNRISE AND SUNSET
AUGUST 15 2016 – SUNRISE 600 AM CDT SUNSET 751 PM CDT
AUGUST 16 2016 – SUNRISE 601 AM CDT SUNSET 750 PM CDT
Today | Cloudy this morning. Scattered thunderstorms developing this afternoon. High 81F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Tonight | Scattered thunderstorms this evening followed by occasional showers overnight. Low 69F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Tomorrow | Scattered thunderstorms. High 82F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Tomorrow night|Mainly clear. Low 68F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday | Scattered thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the upper 60s.
Thursday|Plenty of sun. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the upper 60s.
Friday | Afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s and lows in the low 70s.
Saturday | Thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low 60s.
Sunday | Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 70s and lows in the low 60s.