Weekend Weather Forecast for the North Shore

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While it will not be in the 60’s or 70’s this weekend, temperatures will still average above normal with some light precipitation more likely on Sunday. A slow moving system moving up from the south may produce a few light showers by Sunday afternoon and evening; however, the system has the potential to slow down with the heaviest rain expected to fall over central and southern Illinois.

Saturday: Becoming partly cloudy and windy.

      Low temp: 29 degrees Fahrenheit

      High temp: 50 degrees Fahrenheit

      Wind: South to southwest winds at 12-22 with gusts to 35 mph

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 60 percent chance of a few showers from 2 p.m. and continuing into Monday.

      Rain Amounts: 0.10 to 0.30 inches

      Low temp: 40 degrees Fahrenheit

      High temp: 50 degrees Fahrenheit

      Wind: South at 10-20 mph

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 60 percent chance of a few showers continuing through 12 p.m. There may be a few intervals of sun developing by late afternoon.

     Rain Amounts: 0.05 to 0.15 inches

     Low temp: 43 degrees Fahrenheit

     High temp: 59 degrees Fahrenheit

     Wind: West to southwest at 10-20 mph

Your Week Ahead: March 9 to March 16

Temperature Trends: Temperatures will average several degrees above normal
Precipitation Trends:
Precipitation will average near normal
Weekend Pattern:
A west to southwest flow will be in place with the coldest air bottled up across Canada. This supports a mild pattern over much of the country with a storm system producing rain over the southern Plains on Saturday. Clouds will gradually increase in our area with possibly a few light showers developing Sunday afternoon or Sunday night in our area with light rain amounts.
Early to Midweek Pattern:
The system during the beginning of the week will slowly move to the northeast with showers during the first half of Monday. The heaviest rain looks like it will slide by to our east with the heaviest rain passing through southern Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. High pressure will build in toward the middle of the week with another system moving toward the Ohio Valley by Wednesday and Thursday which will just miss our area to the east and southeast.
Late Week Pattern:
High pressure brings a period of quiet and mild weather toward the end of the week with an increasing chance of showers and t-storms by next weekend.
Temperatures will be a little cooler Friday due to winds off the lake, so the mercury will only rise into the upper 30’s low 40’s, which is still close to normal. Temps will moderate again with highs in the low 50s over the weekend. Overall, it will be a mild period with highs in the 50’s and 60’s through much of next week and lows in the mid to upper 30s.

Snow Watch
Seasonal total so far (Northeast Cook County-as of March 9): 17.4 inches
Snow total so far (Northeast Cook County-for the month of March): 0.1 in.
Average snow in March: 5.6 inches
Seasonal snow total at O’Hare Airport: 19.8 in.
Significant Snow Storm Index: No significant winter storms expected over the next seven to 10 days with a much warmer pattern in place.

Reminder: Remember to change those clocks this weekend (2 a.m. Sunday) as we spring ahead one hour! It’s also a good idea to change those batteries in your smoke detector.

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