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More records fall – possible flooding/freezing rain ahead
Posted 10:16 PM, February 3, 2019, by
WGN Weather Team
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Beautiful stretch of weather ahead in the wake of Monday’s selective downpours—humidities & temps pull back offering area air conditioners and fans a break; slow warming is back later this week through the weekend—but rains on hiatus
Severe thunderstorms, flooding rains threaten Chicago-area Monday
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
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
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It seems as if weather systems have been moving more slowly in recent years. Is this possible?
Oklahomans clean up after flood; Arkansans brace for crest
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
Severe Weather Updates
Rain moving into the Chicago area this afternoon- Thunderstorms and heavy rainfall totals possible overnight
At least 21 tornadoes were reported in four states
Severe storms rake area with twisters, hail, flooding rains. Spotty showers Tuesday, but thundery downpours possible again Tuesday night?
August opens in midst of eminently comfortable weather and light “NE” lake breezes; humidities to remain “under control” into Saturday—but temps to creep higher a few degrees at a time; tropical Atlantic on verge of more active pattern
‘The worst is yet to come’ as Barry threatens 11 million people with flooding
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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