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Current Conditions

  • 42°
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNE 7 mph
  • Humidity: 51%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 25°
  • Pressure: 30.22 in. +
  • Heat Index: 38

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Thursday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Chance of T-Storms
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Waukegan, Illinois

Updated: 10:00 AM CDT on April 23, 2014

  • Wednesday

    Clear in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 45F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 36F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, then a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 57F. Breezy. Winds from the SE at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain showers in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 41F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 10 to 20 mph shifting to the WSW after midnight. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 64F. Windy. Winds from the West at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 37F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 46F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 36F. Breezy. Winds from the NE at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 52F. Breezy. Winds from the East at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 43F. Breezy. Winds from the East at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 64F. Breezy. Winds from the ESE at 20 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 45F. Breezy. Winds from the East at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.8 in. possible.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with rain. High of 66F. Breezy. Winds from the ENE at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 90% with rainfall amounts near 2.0 in. possible.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with rain. Low of 43F. Breezy. Winds from the NE at 20 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 2.0 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 63F. Windy. Winds from the NNE at 20 to 30 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 43F. Breezy. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 68F. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 43F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 72F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 75F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Public Information Statement  Statement as of 8:00 am CDT on April 23, 2014


Snowfall and snow depth reports.
Data provided by National Weather Service Chicago area and Rockford
area snowfall team.

                12 hr snowfall 12 hr snowfall total
location ending 6am ending 6pm snow
                today yesterday depth at 6am
Illinois

Downers Grove 0.0 / 0.0 / 0
Peotone 0.0 / / 0
WillowBrook / 0.0 /
Yorkville 2se / / 0

Northwest Indiana




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Location: The Pines, Gurnee, IL

Updated: 12:23 PM CDT

Temperature: 50.9 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: NE at 4.5 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Prairie Ridge Farm, Green Oaks, IL

Updated: 12:23 PM CDT

Temperature: 45.5 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: ENE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Jerry's South Central Zion 2, Zion, IL

Updated: 10:16 AM CDT

Temperature: 42.6 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: North at 6.4 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Jerry's South Central Zion 1, Zion, IL

Updated: 12:23 PM CDT

Temperature: 45.7 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: ESE at 3.4 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Reserve at the Merit Club, Libertyville, IL

Updated: 12:23 PM CDT

Temperature: 50.6 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: East at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Zion E.S.D.A., Zion, IL

Updated: 12:23 PM CDT

Temperature: 42.0 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: East at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Tom's Central Zion, Zion, IL

Updated: 12:23 PM CDT

Temperature: 46.6 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: SSW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Near West Elementary School, Zion, IL

Updated: 12:23 PM CDT

Temperature: 45.9 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: NNW at 6.3 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Concord Oaks East, Gurnee, IL

Updated: 12:23 PM CDT

Temperature: 45.9 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 50% Wind: NE at 7.0 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Delaware Crossing, Gurnee, IL

Updated: 12:23 PM CDT

Temperature: 45.8 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: ENE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.12 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Concord Oaks - West, Gurnee, IL

Updated: 12:20 PM CDT

Temperature: 46.7 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: SE at 7.0 mph Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest GURNEE IL US UPR, Russell, IL

Updated: 11:00 AM CDT

Temperature: 48 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: near lake michigan, Lake Bluff, IL

Updated: 12:23 PM CDT

Temperature: 43.5 °F Dew Point: 5 °F Humidity: 20% Wind: ENE at 4.5 mph Pressure: 31.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Deerpath, Lake Villa, IL

Updated: 12:23 PM CDT

Temperature: 46.2 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: NW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Bull Creek, Libertyville, IL

Updated: 12:23 PM CDT

Temperature: 48.0 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: NE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Country Place, Lindenhurst, IL

Updated: 12:12 PM CDT

Temperature: 51.6 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 39% Wind: NNW at 5.3 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Sunshine Subdivision, Third Lake, IL

Updated: 12:23 PM CDT

Temperature: 48.7 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: ENE at 4.3 mph Pressure: 29.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: The Highlands, Libertyville, IL

Updated: 12:23 PM CDT

Temperature: 47.3 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 47% Wind: East at 6.5 mph Pressure: 29.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: 7th & Landon (Near Metra), Winthrop Harbor, IL

Updated: 12:19 PM CDT

Temperature: 42.5 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: NE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Lake Forest, IL

Updated: 12:22 PM CDT

Temperature: 43.3 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 55% Wind: ENE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 29.44 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: CountryPlace, Lindenhurst, IL

Updated: 12:13 PM CDT

Temperature: 48.7 °F Dew Point: 24 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: NW at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Covenant Cove, Winthrop Harbor, IL

Updated: 12:23 PM CDT

Temperature: 42.9 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 60% Wind: NE at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Greentree, Libertyville, IL

Updated: 12:23 PM CDT

Temperature: 47.6 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: North at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.54 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, IL

Updated: 12:23 PM CDT

Temperature: 39.7 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Greggs Landing, Vernon Hills, IL

Updated: 12:23 PM CDT

Temperature: 47.1 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Grayslake, IL

Updated: 12:20 PM CDT

Temperature: 47.0 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 49% Wind: ESE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Lake Linden, Lindenhurst, IL

Updated: 12:23 PM CDT

Temperature: 45.7 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: Haryan Farms, Grayslake, IL

Updated: 12:23 PM CDT

Temperature: 49.4 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: ESE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.44 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest WINTH1 WI US UPR, Winthrop Harbor, IL

Updated: 8:35 AM CDT

Temperature: 42 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: New Century Town, Vernon Hills, IL

Updated: 12:23 PM CDT

Temperature: 46.3 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: NE at 5.0 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Silver Oaks, Round Lake Beach, IL

Updated: 12:22 PM CDT

Temperature: 50.4 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: East at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: CLUBLANDS ANTIOCH, ANTIOCH, IL

Updated: 12:23 PM CDT

Temperature: 46.7 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 44% Wind: NE at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville Illinois 
1100 am CDT Wednesday Apr 23 2014 


Discussion... 
402 am CDT 


Main forecast concerns this morning are with relatively low chance 
probability of precipitation for showers/sprinkles late this afternoon/tonight...then better 
potential for rain and a few thunderstorms Thursday/Thursday 
evening with approaching surface low pressure wave Pacific cold 
front. Temperatures look mild for Friday behind Pacific front...but 
cooler/potentially wet weather still appears to dominate extended 
periods of forecast from the weekend into early next week. 


In the near term...surface high pressure ridge was over Wisconsin 
and Illinois early this morning...providing cool/dry and mainly 
clear conditions with light north-northeast winds. A few spots 
dipping to/below the freezing mark...especially across the Fox and 
Rock River valley regions this morning. Frost advisory remains in 
effect through 7 am CDT for most of far northern/northeast Illinois and 
northwest ind. Looking ahead...early morning GOES imagery already 
shows high clouds increasing across the plains in region of warm 
advection in advance of western Continental U.S. Upper trough. Short-term 
models remain consistent in bringing a weak middle-level short wave 
from the Central Plains into our region through this evening...with 
middle/upper level moist advection and convergence/frontogenetic 
forcing along an elevated warm frontal zone expected to produce some 
high based light showers/sprinkles into north central Illinois by later 
this afternoon...and across much of the north/northwest County Warning Area tonight 
as forcing continues ahead of a second weak short wave. Have 
generally maintained highest probability of precipitation northwest of I-88 corridor across 
Illinois although a few showers/sprinkles could occur just about anywhere 
tonight. Precipitation potential increases significantly Thursday as main 
upper trough approaches from the west...and low level winds shift 
more southerly as a surface low pressure wave lifts from the 
middle-Missouri Valley northeast into Wisconsin by evening. Narrow 
moist axis...combined with increasing deep forcing with approach of 
surface cold front and large scale ascent ahead of upper trough 
should be sufficient to produce fairly decent coverage of 
rain/showers and a few thunderstorms especially by afternoon. 
Overall trend of guidance has been to slow advance of cold front 
slightly...in response to slower progression of closed low along the 
Canadian border. Thus have held onto higher probability of precipitation into Thursday 
evening especially across the eastern County Warning Area...as cold front completes 
its transit. 


Temperature wise...east-northeast winds today continue our cooler than 
normal weather particularly along Lake Michigan. Have generally gone 
with/slightly above warmer mav numbers west/southwest well away from 
the lake...though shore locations will likely not get out of the 40s 
again today. Cool conditions continue tonight across far northeast 
Illinois where continued easterly component and later arrival of thicker 
cloud cover will allow mins to dip into the middle-upper 30s. Gradual 
veering of low level wind to southeast and slow increase in low 
level moisture from the south will help keep far southern County Warning Area above 
40. Milder southeast flow Thursday will be offset by clouds/precipitation 
and a continued southeast wind component through the morning... 
though should see 60s all but immediate North Shore and likely close 
to 70 south of I-80. Breezy/mild behind Pacific cold front Thursday 
night into Friday...with perhaps the warmest temperatures of this forecast 
period with good mixing and west winds. Low level thermal forecasts 
support guidance highs from middle-upper 60s north to the low 70s 
south. 


Models have shown some variation/adjustment with handling of large 
scale flow pattern and resulting synoptic details from Friday night 
Onward. Overall...slower Canadian border short wave passes north of 
the region Friday...and trails a second cold front south into the 
area by early evening. Some potential for showers along the front 
Friday night...though guidance inconsistent with timing/placement of 
precipitation at this time and feel slight chance probability of precipitation sufficient at this 
time. Cool/dry high pressure builds across Ontario and the lakes 
into Saturday as upper trough continues off to the east. Highly 
amplified trough moves across western Continental U.S....with closed low 
developing and eventually moving out across the plains 
Sunday-Tuesday. Gulf moisture is eventually drawn north across low 
level baroclinic zone associated with west-east stationary front to 
our south...with increasing potential for rain from the southwest 
during the period. Cool/dry east-northeast flow from the retreating 
high to our northeast should slow things a bit...and keep probability of precipitation 
graduated from lower northeast to higher southwest. Model 
differences in details/timing of evolution of upper and surface lows 
late in the period diminish confidence in finer details at this 
time. 


Ratzer 


&& 


Aviation... 


//Ord and mdw concerns...updated 16z... 


* east-northeast winds with gusts to around 15 knots through 
early/middle afternoon. 


* Scattered light showers possible late tonight. 


Rodriguez/deubelbeiss 


//discussion...updated 12z... 


With high pressure building overhead today...expect quiet weather 
to persist. Although...the terminals remain on the eastern fringe 
of this high with some stronger winds still in place. Northeast 
winds will continue with gusts around 15 knots likely within the next 
couple of hours. These gusts will likely be observed through middle 
day...with a diminishing trend anticipated this afternoon. Winds 
will turn more east southeast tonight into Thursday while 
increasing as this high exits to the east and a trough of low 
pressure approaches from the west. VFR ceilings will develop this 
evening and overnight...with showers developing more towards late 
tonight. Although...expect these showers to remain rather light 
with no visible restriction 


Rodriguez 


//Ord and mdw confidence...updated 16z... 


* high confidence with wind speed/direction. 


* High confidence with VFR conditions. 


Rodriguez/deubelbeiss 


//outlook for Ord/mdw for 00z Friday-12z Wednesday...updated 12z... 


Thursday night...shra/MVFR likely with a chance of thunderstorms and rain. 


Friday...slight chance of showers late...otherwise VFR. 


Saturday...slight chance of showers late...otherwise VFR. 


Sunday...chance of showers...otherwise VFR. 


Monday...chance of showers...otherwise VFR. 


Tuesday...chance of showers...otherwise VFR. 


Rodriguez 


&& 


Marine... 
310 am CDT 


As the lake remains on the eastern fringe of building high 
pressure from the west...northwest to north winds of 10 to 20 knots 
remain. Although...this high will move over the lake today with 
speeds diminishing and with winds likely becoming more light and 
variable by the afternoon. Then as this high continues east 
tonight into Thursday and a trough of low pressure over the 
central and northern plains moves east towards the western Great 
Lakes...expect east to southeast winds to increase. Southeast 
winds will further increase on Thursday before winds turn to the 
southwest Thursday night into Friday as this low progresses 
through the region. 


Rodriguez 


&& 


Lot watches/warnings/advisories... 
Illinois...none. 
In...none. 
Lm...none. 
&& 


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