Sunday, May 19, 2013
Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are all possible.
Get ready for some storms. The storm system that dropped large hail and tornadoes on parts of Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma is now headed toward Illinois. The National Weather Service has placed most of Illinois in the "slight risk" category for severe weather on Monday and Tuesday. The main threats on both days will be damaging winds and large hail. The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center noted in its technical discussions that isolated tornadoes are also possible on Monday and Tuesday. "The most violent storms will ignite during the afternoon and evening hours as daytime heating causes instability," Accuweather.com Meteorologist Meghan Evans wrote in her forecast. "Plenty of humid air will be in place to fuel the severe storms…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Chance of storms Thursday is 40 percent and 50 percent Friday and Saturday.
Thunderstorms could return to the Wheaton and Glen Ellyn areas this week starting late Wednesday night, according to the National Weather Service. NWS issued a hazardous weather outlook for DuPage and surrounding counties about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, predicting storms across central Illinois Wednesday and Thursday. "There is a chance of thunderstorms Thursday and Thursday night across most of the outlook area... And then Friday from Chicago into northwest Indiana. The probability of widespread hazardous weather during these periods is low," NWS reports. Thursday should be cloudy, with a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon and a 50 percent chance of storms Thursday night. Friday will also be cloudy, with a 50 percent chance …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Rivers continue to rise across the area. Find out the latest details in your area by clicking on the map.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Thursday, April 18
The map above, from Google, uses real-time data from the National Weather Service to forecast river floods.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The National Weather Service issued the advisory from 7 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday as cold weather moves into the area.
If you’ve been wondering where the winter weather has been in the Tri-Cities and the greater Chicago area, brace yourself: The answer tonight is blowing in the wind. Strong winds will sweep through the Chicago area, bringing colder temperatures and the possibility of snow flurries Sunday and Monday. The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a wind advisory from 7 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday, according to Accuweather, as colder weather and possible snow flurries move into the area. The wind advisory forecasts west to northwest winds of 25 to 35 mph gusting to about 50 mph, although a few gusts up to 55 mph are possible. The advisory is accompanied by a gale warning fro Lake Michigan. Accuweather senior meteorologist Alex …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The winds could cause minor property damage. Here's what you need to know.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
A wind advisory remains in effect until 7 p.m. this Sunday evening, according to the National Weather Service. A wind advisory means that sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph or gusts between 45 and 57 mph are likely. The following advisory was released at 2:46 p.m. Sunday: "Southwest winds will continue at 25 to 35 mph with occasional gusts up to 45 mph this afternoon. A cold front will push across the area late this afternoon and early this evening, turning the winds out of the west. As the front passes, there could be a few gusts up to 50 mph for a short period of time. Wind gusts to 50 mph are also possible near thunderstorms. The winds are expected to abate this evening. "Winds this strong can cause minor property damage and can be …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The watch began at 1 p.m. for the Chicago area, including DuPage County.
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for most of northeastern Illinois and northwestern Indiana through Wednesday evening. The watch started at 1 p.m. and lasts until 8 p.m. for virtually the entire Chicago area, including DuPage, Kane, Cook, Lake, Will and McHenry counties in Illinois, as well as Lake and Porter counties in Indiana. According to the National Weather Service, isolated to scattered thunderstorms are possible across the area with wind gusts greater than 40 miles per hour. But the chance of storms in any particular area is only about 30 percent. The areas with the best chance of storms developing would be south of a line from Rockford to Joliet to Rensselaer, Ind., on Wednesday afternoon, with a …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
The National Weather Service says we have a 50-50 chance of rain today. And, Sunday will be hot.
Good morning, Glen Ellyn. Umbrellas may be in order today, according to the National Weather Service’s forecast for us. Hopefully, the weather will not be the sour note at today’s Jazz in Glen Ellyn. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7 a.m. is predicted. The rest of the day may be partly sunny, with a high near 87 degrees. Wind will be from the southwest at around 5 mph. Saturday night’s forecast includes a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1 a.m. It will be partly cloudy, with a low around 73 and a southwest wind of 5 to 10 mph. Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 95 and a west-to-southwest wind of 5 to 10 mph. After nightfall, the temperature is expected…
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
The agency issued an alert warning DuPage County residents about excessive heat and humidity.
The National Weather Service issued an alert warning DuPage County residents to avoid the excessive heat. According to the NWS, temperatures could reach the high 90s today and the humidity will be "oppressive." The high temps are expected to last into the night, offering little relief and the heat watch will remain in effect until Thursday night. The agency is encouraging residents to drink plenty of water, stay out of the sun and to stay in air-conditioned rooms.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm.
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for DuPage County. The thunderstorm is capable of producing golf ball sized hall and destructive hurricane force winds in excess of 80 miles per hour.