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Summertime warmth can bring our biggest rain storms
Posted 9:50 PM, June 23, 2018, by
WGN Weather Team
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Storm’s powerful backside “NNW” winds churn Lake Michigan prompting “Lakeshore Flood Advisory” Thursday; SW winds and sun’s return push warmth to area beaches Friday afternoon; weekend to bring some showers/t-storms but rain-free hours too
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
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
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
Spells of warmth increase next 2 weeks, but with interruptions; a jarring temp drop hits this evening with arrival of “NE” winds; 70s stage comeback Wed eve; chance for clusters of t-storms to grow in coming days—severe weather threatens mid-US Wed
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
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Severe weather delays Cubs game, brings hail to some parts of the area
Quiet, milder Tuesday weather yields to rainy spells and strengthening “NNE” winds Wed. p.m./night beneath north flank of intensifying downstate storm; temps here to take a hit—but warmer, more humid pattern due for the weekend; area’s first hot spell of 2019 late next week?
Friday’s only 4th rain-free day of the past 19; plentiful sunshine—but cool; Mother’s Day weekend: 8 to 16-deg below normal; clouds on north flank of northeast-bound Texas storm could bring some Saturday rain to Chicago’s south
White Sox expect game to resume around 5:25 pm after rain delay
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