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- NOAA’s 2011-2012 winter outlook: A tilt towards cooler and wetter than normal weather pattern for the Chicago area
Many Chicago area residents woke up to frost on their lawn this morning after temperatures fell into the low 30s overnight. Chicago-O’Hare recorded a low this morning of 34 degrees, the coolest reading in almost 6 months (since April 21st when the temperature dropped to 32 degrees). Other low temperature readings from early this morning:
- 37 – Midway
- 36 – Gary, IN
- 35 – Rockford
- 34 – O’Hare & Wheeling
- 32 – West Chicago, Joliet, Kankakee, & DeKalb
- 30 – Aurora
This weekend is shaping up to be a gorgeous one. Temperatures today will climb back into the 60s for the first time in six days (since Sunday). A weak cold front will slide across the area this afternoon, but will hardly have an effect, only changing the wind direction from southwest to northwest. Sunday will be another great day with high temperatures in the mid 60s under mostly sunny skies.
Saturday: Mostly sunny and warmer with highs in the low to mid 60s. Winds west-southwest 5-15 mph shifting northwest in the evening.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with clouds increasing. A late night shower or two is possible. Highs in the mid to upper 60s. Winds southwest 5-15 mph shifting northwest late.
Monday: Partly cloudy with a slight chance for showers early. Mild with highs in the low to mid 60s. Winds northwest becoming southwest 5-10 mph strengthening late.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, windy, and unseasonably warm. Scattered showers and a thunderstorm is possible. Highs in the mid to upper 60s. Winds 10-20 mph with gust to 25 mph.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy and windy with falling temps. Showers likely. Highs in the mid 50s. Winds north 10-20 mph with higher gust.
Thursday: Partly cloudy and cool. Showers possible. Highs in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees. Winds north 5-15 mph.
Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy, windy, and cool with a chance for showers. Highs near 50 degrees. Winds north-northeast 10-20 mph and gusty.
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