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Windy, wet late week storm’s rains raising new flood concerns; system’s “ENE” winds threaten sharp temp pullback; Tuesday’s sun/lighter wind speeds & Wed/Thu temp increase first are first on this week’s weather docket
Posted 11:13 PM, March 25, 2019, by
WGN Weather Team
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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?
Gusty “SW” winds help boost temps to more seasonable levels Friday; new weather system this weekend threatens another round of potentially thundery downpours, especially late Sat.
Chill lingers, but a big warm-up is on the way
Springtime warmth to fade ahead of next storm
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
Excessive Heat Warning in effect into Saturday
Weekend heat index could hit 100, thanks to temps. in the 90s and high humidity
Summer Saturday: Warmest temps so far this year arrive in time for the weekend
Rain, sleet and gusty winds to persist into Thursday
Intensely hot temps. ahead, could hit 100 this weekend
Hot temps, mostly sunny throughout the week
Hot, humid temps; rain possible Sunday
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