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It's a Morning Mess to Start Winter! Rainy, Windy, BUT Cold, Bitter, With Flurries to Come!

Cold Air is Here Just in Time for Winter's Arrival!

 

Today: Heavy Rain & Wind This AM, Windy, Breaks of Sun and Cold PM  High 54 This AM Dropping to 42 this PM

 

Tonight; Windy & Cold With Flurries  Low: 34 City  24 Suburbs  Wind Chills in the Teens

 

Tomorrow: Sun, Windy, & Cold with Flurries, Feel Like the 20s  High: 41

 

Sunday: Sunshine High: 39

 

 

A large winter storm that brought heavy snow and blizzard conditions from Iowa to Wisconsin

(near 1.5 feet in Madison, WI) and severe weather, with damaging winds and even a tornado to the

Southeast will move toward eastern Canada today. Deep low pressure (28.94") center will move

from near Detroit this morning to Lake Ontario this evening. A cold front extending from the low

will cross the metro region at daybreak. Heavy showers and perhaps a thunderstorm will

accompany the passage of the front. The rain will end in the western suburbs around 8 am, the city

9 am and clear eastern long island by noon. Rain totals will average from 0.75-1.5" across the

region. A brief period of damaging winds, with gusts of 45 to perhaps 60 mph will accompany the

passage of the showers. Temps will fall from the low and mid 50s early this morning into the 40s

by afternoon.

 

Behind the front, winds will briefly subside, before increasing again later this afternoon, tonight

and tomorrow.

 

BIG NEWS ITEMS:

- Brief period of strong winds will occur early this morning. Locally at the coast winds could reach

near 60mph which may yield power outages and downed tree limbs.

- Breezy and chilly later today, tonight and through Saturday night (winds sustained 15-25 with

gusts to 40-45). A few fitful flurries will fly through the air and perhaps a brief heavier squall or two

over the NW suburbs where a coating could occur tonight into tomorrow.

- Mainly tranquil, cool conditions for Sunday into Monday

- Two separate storms will impact the region next week. The timing of the first storm (the weather

of the two) is a little uncertain … nevertheless clouds should increase later on Monday with precip

expected from later Monday night into at least the first half of Tuesday. The low center will pass

near the city which will probably bring rain showers to the city with some snow over the interior.

Total liquid will likely range from 0.20-0.60".

- After a brief drier period another, likely more significant storm will occur on Wednesday into

Thursday. Mainly rain will probably occur with this storm along the coast and in the city, though

some mixing with snow is expected. More snow over the interior with a good chance for snow to

accumulate.

 

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