Weekend Weather Update for Sunday, January 21, 2018 – Early morning fog near the lake and northern suburbs

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National Weather Service

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Fog, locally dense is expected today, with drizzle building to occasional showers by evening, followed by showers and thunderstorms overnight tonight into Monday morning. Unseasonably mild temperatures will continue until a cold front moves through Monday night. Behind the cold front Monday night, rain showers are expected to change to snow before ending, with some minor accumulations possible, mainly near the WI/IL border. Not much accumulation to speak of Monday or Tuesday, but the temperatures will drop and wind will pick up as the front moves into the area. I would say if you are on the road back, you will have pretty clear travel upto Monday night.
Although we will be dipping back into the normal temperatures for this time of year, we will have another unseasonably warm weekend coming up. Another safe weekend to travel.
Now to worry about getting the cigar smoke smell out of everyone’s clothes from Uncle Lewis’s stogies.
Today
A slight chance of rain between noon and 2pm, then intermittent rain or drizzle after 2pm. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 42. South southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Tonight
Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after midnight. Areas of dense fog. Temperature rising to around 45 by 5am. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Monday
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before noon, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. High near 55. South wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Monday Night
Rain showers likely before 3am, then rain and snow showers likely between 3am and 4am, then snow likely after 4am. Some thunder is also possible. Cloudy, with a low around 32. South wind around 10 mph becoming west after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tuesday
A 30 percent chance of snow before 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 33. West northwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 31.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 39.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.
Friday Night
A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Saturday
Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45.
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