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…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The National Weather Service is predicting storms capable of producing high winds and small hail for the Shorewood area later today and tonight.
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Wednesday, April 17
Storms capable of producing high winds and small hail are expected to move through the Shorewood area today, according to the National Weather Service. The region is in a severe thunderstorm watch area, a flood watch area and a hazardous weather outlooks area. Here is a look at the National Weather Service forecast for today and tonight:
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Lyrids can be unpredictable—often in great ways.
The Lyrid meteor shower is ready to make its 2013 debut in the skies above Joliet Tuesday, and of all the year’s many shows in the heavens, this is one to catch -- if the weather cooperates. The skies have been largely empty of visible meteor showers since the Quadrantids of early January, but the shooting stars of the Lyrids have been a reliable spectacle for, oh, 2,600 years or so. The Lyrids meteor shower peaks in 2013 on April 21 and 22, but some meteors may be visible beginning on April 16. You can see what to look for in this video of the Lyrid meteor shower. Or check out photos of the Lyrids. And these charts of the Lyrids may help you locate the shooting stars.The Lyrids tend to be bright and often leave trails and tend to peak at …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for northern Illinois, including Shorewood, and is predicting heavy snowfall beginning late tonight and extending throughout much of Tuesday.
Ready for some real March Madness? Then, check out this Shorewood weather report. The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a winter storm warning for norhern Illiinois, including Shorewood, and is calling for heavy snow. The warning is in effect from 3 a.m. Tuesday to midnight CST Tuesday night. According to the report, light snow is expected to spread across the Kankakee area into northwest Indiana tonight and become more intense toward daybreak Tuesday. How intense, you ask? Snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches with locally higher amounts is possible. And the snow could come down at a rate of 1 to 1.5 inches per hour. This will make snow removal difficult and render travel extremely hazardous. Temperatures are expected to hover …
Monday, February 25, 2013
With snow falling since this morning and temperatures right on the freezing mark, streets are slushy and, in some spots, a little treacherous.
Update/3:15 p.m. Tuesday: The winter storm watch has been changed to a winter weather advisory, which is in effect until 9 p.m. Expect a combination of rain, snow and sleet this afternoon and evening before the storm passes through our area. The National Weather Service says we could get between three and five inches total, and that the situation will be exacerbated by winds clocking in at as high as 35 mph. With temperatures right at the freezing mark, wet snow has been falling fairly consistently since later morning and is causing some roads to be predictably slippery. We asked our Facebook readers about what they were seeing, and here's what they reported... Original story posted Monday afternoon: For the second time in less than a week…
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 …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
While the weather could still pose problems for those driving and walking, the slowly rising temperatures will change the precipitation to rain, forecast says.
The National Weather Service has canceled its winter storm alert for our area, but freezing rain is expected through early afternoon, according to the most recent forecast. The freezing rain advisory is in effect until 9 p.m. The advisory means that, because the ground is frozen, roadways and sidewalks will still be coated and will cause slippery conditions, the forecast said. As temperatures rise through the evening and night, however, the ice should melt and the rain should wash away what's on the ground. The high tonight is expected to be 34, and temps will continue to climb to 48 on Monday. The warm conditions will continue through Tuesday, when the high is predicted to be 62 before dropping into the 30s that night. Expect the …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The National Weather Service says up to three inches of snow could fall Thursday night.
The National Weather Service in Romeoville is predicting accumulating snow Thursday night into Friday Morning for the Joliet area. The forecast estimates up to three inches of snow. "A fast-moving weather system will bring a period of snow to the area from later tonight into Friday morning," The National Weather Service said in a written release. "Snow will develop from west to east after midnight and taper off from the west early to mid-Friday morning." The areas cold temperatures, lows tonight are predicted to hover around 17 degrees, will mean the snow that falls will likely remain on the ground. Those conditions mean that roads will be slippery. Because snow will be falling into Friday morning, NWS cautions that the morning commute …
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.
Sunday, January 20, 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 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 Sosnowski writes that…