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Cool high pressure over Chicago, as storm brews in the Gulf
Posted 9:50 PM, August 22, 2017, by
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Updated at 10:04PM, August 22, 2017
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How is the average temperature for a week calculated? And how many years back are used in figuring the average?
Cold front to trigger showers/t-storms Monday
Books to close Wed night on warm July 2019—warm days have outnumbered cool ones 3 to 1; comfortable weather rolls on—but temps/humidities edge higher late week & this weekend; weakening Hurricane Erick to send high seas/surf into Hawaii
Severe weather/drenching rain potential hangs over Chicago late Friday/Fri night; May 2019 sets new record: 16 of first 23 days on books with measurable rain—a first in 149 years; NOAA puts odds on 4 to 8 2019 Atlantic hurricanes; 9 to 15 named storms
Wednesday on track to produce 2019’s hottest high temp yet in Chicago: 94°; tropical moisture to fuel p.m. t-storms— some possibly severe; Gulf Coast residents batten down the hatches in anticipation of fast developing tropical storm; extended heat begins here this weekend
After most thunderstorm days in 4 decades, Chicago area to get welcomed break from rain as the next wet weather system passes south targeting the Gulf Coast
Cooler temps settle in over Chicago, temps in 80s through week
Disturbance tugs temp-dropping “NNE” winds into city Wed., plus some mainly late-day/nighttime light rain; warm, humid tropical air and 80°+ weekend highs to fuel scattered t-storms; season’s first hot weather showing up on model forecasts the following weekend
T-storms to whittle away at oppressive heat; isolated 20% coverage morning storms exit—better coverage thundery rains due late day/Sat night threatening downpours/severe weather; eminently comfortable Canadian air follows Sunday AM rains
Strong storms possible as scattered showers cross the area Wednesday night
Storms diminish, spotty rain is still possible
Summer heat wave building across Chicago along with much of the nation; landfalling Barry threatens Gulf coast with damaging storm surge and southeast with flooding rains; Great Lakes continue their rising trend
Temps surge to 85-deg Saturday—Chicago’s warmest, most humid weather to date in 2019 & the warmest set of weekend highs since Sept; scattered t-storms to “bubble up” in Sat afternoon’s warmth; more numerous t-storms Sat.night/Sunday
Gulf Coast residents on alert fearing warm waters to produceunusual tropical storm development as Georgia low moves over open water; heat/humidity return for a day Wednesday with storms; more extended heat due this weekend/next week
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