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Wildfire Smoke blankets area skies Thursday ahead of weekend warm-up
Posted 10:06 PM, August 31, 2017, by
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A full April’s precip has hit in the past 4 days; far less frequent rains ahead Wednesday but one more surge is due Thursday; May’s here, Chicago’s 3rd-fastest warming month and one with stronger sunlight and more of it; warm weather odds rise
June-level warmth is possible later this week
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
Year’s warmest weather likely this week, with temps. in the 60s
Bomb cyclone’s expansive circulation draws blustery chill into Chicago-but its warm sector to return 60s late Thursday with severe weather threat; non-t-storm high winds a threat here Friday; Storm to set record low pressures in Plains-a crippling blizzard too
Rain, sleet and gusty winds to persist into Thursday
High pressure brings a lull in precipitation
Easter brings the area a wide-ranging potpourri of weather
Rain’s fallen 12 of past 15 days and more’s ahead; scattered Wednesday rain—separated by dry hours—leads into thundery downpours later Wed. night; the Chicago area’s under a “marginal” severe weather risk
After a taste of spring, cold, clouds and wintry mix return this weekend
It’s official—Mt. Carroll’s 38-below in the polar vortex Jan. 31st gets “thumbs-up” as Illinois’ new state low temp; powerful weekend storm to sweep in with rain then high winds here: Big Midwest snows north and new round of severe weather south
Latest spring storm to slow locking powerful north winds over Chicago into Saturday; 8 to 10 ft. waves pounding shoreline—“lakeshore flood warning” in effect; influx of dry air to clear skies; sun-filled Easter-Passover weekend ahead; 76-deg Sunday
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