Weekend Weather Update for Saturday, February 17, 2018 Unseasonably Warm and Rainy

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National Weather Service

Sundayfeb192018
Areas of morning fog, dense in some locations, will give way to partly cloudy skies and breezy conditions this afternoon. Gusts to around 30 mph will be possible at times this afternoon and evening. A series of heavy-rain producing systems will impact the region early Monday though late Tuesday. Several inches of rain may fall in some areas through that time. Expect rises on area streams and rivers as a result and flooding appears possible. Precipitation should wind down late Tuesday night into early Wednesday with a brief break in the weather Thursday before more active conditions return late in the week into next weekend.
Oh Oh the National Weather Service used the “M” word. See below….. Get ready folks. Clear the drains and get the ark ready. Some area can see up to 3-4″ of rain. The air will be unseasonably warm and …….. this comes from the National Weather Service…..moist.
We know many of you get creeped out when you hear that word. We do as well. But then, we get creeped out with other words used to describe the same conditions, wet; soggy….. so excuse us.
Sundayfeb18rain2018
An unseasonably warm and moist air mass will overspread the region early next week with several rounds of showers and thunderstorms expected. Through early Wednesday, expect area-wide precipitation totals of an inch or more with some locations possibly seeing 2 to 4 inches of rainfall. Heaviest rainfall is favored over far northern Illinois on Monday and will shift into east-central Illinois and northwest Indiana on Tuesday. Grounds are still frozen over much of the area and will result in rapid runoff. In addition, some areas in northern Illinois may still have snow on the ground and additional melting will compound runoff from heavy rainfall. Expect rises on area rivers and streams, and flooding will be a distinct possibility. Stay tuned to the latest forecasts for updates.
Today
Patchy dense fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 43. South southeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.
Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms between midnight and 3am, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 3am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 37. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Washington’s Birthday
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 58. South southwest wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Monday Night
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 54. South southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Tuesday
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 62. South southwest wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Tuesday Night
Rain before 5am, then freezing rain, possibly mixed with sleet. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 36.
Wednesday Night
A chance of snow after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Thursday
Partly sunny, with a high near 38.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Friday
Rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45.
Friday Night
Rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35.
Saturday
A chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47.
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