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Current Conditions

  • 18°
  • Light Snow
  • Wind: South 6 mph
  • Humidity: 88%
  • Visibility: 1.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 15°
  • Pressure: 30.31 in. -
  • Heat Index: 10

Nowcast

  • Now as of 7:18 am CST on November 28, 2014

    Light snow will continue across portions of extreme northeast Illinois through about 9 am CST. The most persistent snow will fall along and north of a line from Harvard to Crystal Lake to Evanston. Accumulation of a dusting to a few tenths of an inch is possible across parts of this area. Motorists should use caution and be alert for slippery roads.

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 34 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 19 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 23 °
  • Low: 16 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 32 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Waukegan, Illinois

Updated: 9:00 AM CST on November 28, 2014

  • Friday

    Overcast with a chance of snow. High of 34F with a windchill as low as 5F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 70%.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 30F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 46F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 41F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. Fog early. High of 48F. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast. Low of 19F with a windchill as low as 7F. Breezy. Winds from the NW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Monday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 23F with a windchill as low as 3F. Breezy. Winds from the NNW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 16F with a windchill as low as 3F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the SE after midnight.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 32F with a windchill as low as 5F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 25F with a windchill as low as 14F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 36F with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 28F with a windchill as low as 21F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NNE after midnight.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of snow. High of 36F with a windchill as low as 23F. Breezy. Winds from the ESE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 25F with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday

    Overcast. Fog early. High of 32F with a windchill as low as 19F. Winds from the NNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 27F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 18F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy. Fog early. High of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 18F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: North Side, Waukegan, Waukegan, IL

Updated: 8:14 AM CST

Temperature: 19.9 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: SSW at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

Location: HADS WAUKEGAN HARBOR NWS-GLOS, Waukegan, IL

Updated: 7:40 AM CST

Temperature: 19 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: SSW at 10 mph Pressure: 30.31 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 8 °F Graphs

Location: The Pines, Gurnee, IL

Updated: 8:12 AM CST

Temperature: 19.2 °F Dew Point: 19 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: WNW at 1.6 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 19 °F Graphs

Location: Westgate, Gurnee, IL

Updated: 8:14 AM CST

Temperature: 19.4 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: SSE at 3.3 mph Pressure: 29.53 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 15 °F Graphs

Location: Prairie Ridge Farm, Green Oaks, IL

Updated: 8:14 AM CST

Temperature: 20.5 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: ESE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:14 AM CST

Temperature: 20.1 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:14 AM CST

Temperature: 20.1 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: South at 2.3 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 20 °F Graphs

Location: Reserve at the Merit Club, Libertyville, IL

Updated: 8:14 AM CST

Temperature: 21.8 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: SSE at 2.2 mph Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:14 AM CST

Temperature: 18.8 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: South at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 19 °F Graphs

Location: Near West Elementary School, Zion, IL

Updated: 8:14 AM CST

Temperature: 18.7 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: South at 8.1 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 9 °F Graphs

Location: Concord Oaks East, Gurnee, IL

Updated: 8:14 AM CST

Temperature: 19.2 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: South at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 11 °F Graphs

Location: Concord Oaks - West, Gurnee, IL

Updated: 8:10 AM CST

Temperature: 19.3 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: SSW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 19 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest GURNEE IL US UPR, Russell, IL

Updated: 6:35 AM CST

Temperature: 18 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 18 °F Graphs

Location: Deerpath, Lake Villa, IL

Updated: 8:14 AM CST

Temperature: 18.8 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: SSW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 19 °F Graphs

Location: Bull Creek, Libertyville, IL

Updated: 8:14 AM CST

Temperature: 20.8 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: SSE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.25 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 21 °F Graphs

Location: Country Place, Lindenhurst, IL

Updated: 8:13 AM CST

Temperature: 19.2 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: SSW at 4.7 mph Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 12 °F Graphs

Location: Sunshine Subdivision, Third Lake, IL

Updated: 8:14 AM CST

Temperature: 22.8 °F Dew Point: 14 °F Humidity: 70% Wind: South at 2.9 mph Pressure: 29.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 23 °F Graphs

Location: Dawes, Libertyville, IL

Updated: 8:13 AM CST

Temperature: 20.7 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: ENE at 3.2 mph Pressure: 30.19 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 16 °F Graphs

Location: The Highlands, Libertyville, IL

Updated: 8:14 AM CST

Temperature: 21.2 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: SSE at 2.5 mph Pressure: 29.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 21 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:10 AM CST

Temperature: 20.6 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: SSE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 21 °F Graphs

Location: Lake Forest, IL

Updated: 8:13 AM CST

Temperature: 20.7 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: South at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 21 °F Graphs

Location: CountryPlaceM, Lindenhurst, IL

Updated: 8:09 AM CST

Temperature: 18.3 °F Dew Point: 13 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: NW at 6.3 mph Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 10 °F Graphs

Location: Covenant Cove, Winthrop Harbor, IL

Updated: 8:12 AM CST

Temperature: 19.2 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: SSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 19 °F Graphs

Location: Greentree, Libertyville, IL

Updated: 8:13 AM CST

Temperature: 20.1 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: SE at 3.3 mph Pressure: 29.59 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 15 °F Graphs

Location: King Muir, Lake Forest, IL

Updated: 8:13 AM CST

Temperature: 20.8 °F Dew Point: -3 °F Humidity: 34% Wind: South at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.47 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 21 °F Graphs

Location: South Milwaukee Avenue, Vernon Hills, IL

Updated: 8:10 AM CST

Temperature: 21.7 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.35 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 22 °F Graphs

Location: Greggs Landing, Vernon Hills, IL

Updated: 8:14 AM CST

Temperature: 21.4 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 21 °F Graphs

Location: Grayslake, IL

Updated: 8:06 AM CST

Temperature: 20.0 °F Dew Point: 17 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: SSE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 12 °F Graphs

Location: Lake Linden, Lindenhurst, IL

Updated: 8:14 AM CST

Temperature: 18.4 °F Dew Point: 15 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: SSW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 12 °F Graphs

Location: Oakmont, Vernon Hills, IL

Updated: 8:13 AM CST

Temperature: 20.0 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: South at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 14 °F Graphs

Location: Haryan Farms, Grayslake, IL

Updated: 8:14 AM CST

Temperature: 21.0 °F Dew Point: 16 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: South at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.50 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 21 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville Illinois 
756 am CST Friday Nov 28 2014 


Short term... 
340 am CST 


Main forecast concerns/challenges are with light snow this morning 
with light accumulations for the northern third of the 
County Warning Area...slight possibility for a brief period of freezing rain or 
sleet early this evening for far northern Illinois...and a warm up 
for this weekend. 


Latest radar imagery showing some echoes across the western half 
of the County Warning Area...but with this not amounting to anything at the 
surface at this time. Approaching middle level impulse with strong 
warm air advection ongoing across the region is allowing for persistent lift over 
the County Warning Area. Latest observation indicating still only middle level cloud cover in 
place as a good amount of low level dry air in place is limiting 
saturation early this morning. Latest guidance still varies to the 
extent of snowfall this morning...varying from none to some 
development across northern Illinois through the 8-9 am time 
frame. Have maintained previous forecast of likely probability of precipitation as I do 
think it will snow this morning with areas across northwest 
Illinois likely observing snow within the next hour. I do wonder 
the extent of any moderate snow...once again owing to the drier 
air. Nonetheless...developing snow for northern Illinois early 
this morning will progress east over the next several hours with 
the best chances for more accumulating snow around of around one 
half inch or less likely occurring closer to the 
Illinois/Wisconsin border. This precipitation will depart to the 
northeast by middle morning...leaving dry conditions and cloudy skies 
in place through early afternoon. 


Although guidance not really indicating it...current strong warm air advection in 
place this morning will likely continue this afternoon. While this 
occurs...another upstream impulse will drop southeast towards the 
County Warning Area late this afternoon into early evening. I did introduce slight 
chance probability of precipitation during this period mainly for the far northern tier of 
counties...as if it were to precipitate...column would be 
supportive of a wintry mix. With decent warming in the low levels 
and surface temperatures still hanging around freezing or slightly 
below...precipitation could be in the form of light freezing rain. Once 
again...am not confident with this scenario but with persistent 
forcing throughout today...dont think it would take much for any 
precipitation to fall out the clouds later today. Will need to continue 
monitor this time frame...mainly through the 1-2z time frame 
before entire precipitation shield fully lifts north of the County Warning Area tonight. 
This will leave dry conditions in place through most of the 
weekend before slight chance for rain across the southeast County Warning Area 
Sunday with the approach another wave. Made minor changes to highs 
Saturday and Sunday warmer temperatures still anticipated...but lingering 
cloud cover could limit the potential to reach going forecast 
highs. 


Rodriguez 


&& 


Long term... 
340 am CST 


The start of next week will be marked with a return to a colder 
air mass...as high temperatures on Monday are in the 20s. Conditions will 
generally be dry through middle week...with the possibility of light 
snow on Tuesday. Guidance then begins to vary going to 
Thursday...with the approach another system. At this time...it 
appears to be timing issues as chances for precipitation return once 
again late in the work week...with some warming likely during this 
period. 


Rodriguez 


&& 


Aviation... 


//Ord and mdw concerns...updated 14z... 


* light snow now departing. 


* South winds increasing with gusts near 20 knots by midday. 


* Chance for MVFR ceilings to develop late this afternoon/early 
evening. 


* Possible patchy fog developing overnight. 


Mdb 


//discussion...updated 14z... 


Light snow has mainly skirted Ord/mdw/gyy the last few hours and 
is beginning to push to the east. Associated 040-050 ceilings will 
also be exiting to the east leaving ceilings in the 070-100 range. 
Next concern is possible MVFR ceiling development late this afternoon 
as low level warm air pushes over the area. Will not make any 
changes to the afternoon/evening period at this point but will be 
evaluating the potential over the next few hours and may need to 
add lower end MVFR cloud mention after 21/22z or so. Confidence is 
low at the moment. 


Mdb 


From 12z... 


Considerable high based clouds continue to slide southeast across 
northern Illinois/northwest in airfields early this morning. Regional 
radar indicates the back edge of the light precipitation nearing 
krfd...and should be slowly ending around 13-14z for Ord/mdw/gyy. Most 
of the ceilings with the light snow have remained above 6kft 
above ground level...however there may be brief dip to 3kft above ground level for Ord/rfd 
before lifting back up. The light snow should only reduce visibilities to 
5-7sm...otherwise not expecting any further reductions to visibilities 
this morning. Better mixing will develop midday and allow 
southerly winds to slowly increase...and likely produce gusts near 
20kt. Then after 02z gusts will quickly dissipate. High based clouds 
will linger all aftn/eve...then slide northeast. There is some 
indication from guidance that patchy fog may try to develop late 
tonight as warm air aloft pushes north over northern Illinois/northwest 
in airfields. This may be able to produce some patchy low clouds 
and reduce visibilities. Guidance also indicates the light precipitation to remain 
north of the airfields. 


Beachler 


//Ord and mdw confidence...updated 14z... 


* high confidence in light snow departing next hour. 


* High confidence in wind trends. 


* Low confidence in MVFR ceiling potential late this afternoon/early 
this evening. 


* Medium confidence in patchy fog development overnight. 


Mdb 


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


Saturday night...mainly VFR conds. 


Sunday...mainly VFR. Possible light rain in the morning. 


Monday...VFR. 


Tuesday...slight chance of light snow early with patchy MVFR ceilings. 
Otherwise VFR. 


Wednesday...VFR. 


Thursday...mainly VFR. Patchy light rain or snow with patchy MVFR 
ceilings. 


Beachler 


&& 


Marine... 
218 am CST 


Weakening ridge of high pressure centered over the Tennessee 
Valley this morning...will slide east across the middle-Atlantic 
region this evening. This will allow a tightening gradient to 
develop over the lake...allowing southerly winds to steadily 
increase. Across the northern plains...an area of low pressure is 
expected to develop and slowly push east towards the upper Midwest 
Saturday morning. There may be a period this evening that small 
craft conditions could develop in the Northwest Indiana nearshore 
waters. Otherwise wind speeds should remain just under criteria. This 
will maintain a relatively tight gradient over the lake through 
Saturday...then as the low moves northeast towards James Bay early 
Sunday the gradient should briefly diminish. Then the focus turns 
towards Sunday afternoon/evening as a strong ridge of high 
pressure is expected to slide south from the Canadian rockies into 
the norhtern plains. This is expected to redevelop the tight 
gradient over the lake and may push wind gusts to around 30 knots. At 
this time guidance has not suggested anything stronger for Monday. 
High pressure then quickly slides across the lake Monday 
night/early Tuesday. Then later on Tuesday as high pressure moves 
east...a tight gradient returns and could be strong enough to 
produce gales across the central/northern portions of the lake 
Tuesday evening. Winds should slowly diminish Wednesday night into 
early Thursday...although guidance then indicates another increase 
to the winds may occur later in the week. 


Beachler 


&& 


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


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