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Heavy rain to follow city’s record late-season snowfall
Posted 9:42 PM, April 28, 2019, by
WGN Weather Team
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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
Saturday’s storm sets record for most late-season snow ever recorded in Chicago
All appears “go” for record late season snow topping 2.2” city record; mild Saturday open deceptive—strengthening “NE” winds & falling temps to take rain to heavy, wet snow over the north half of the Chicago area from I-88 north
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
Snow depths over 6-inches at Winnebago – a new record greatest late-season 1-day snowfall foe Chicago
Wild, record rebound from snow to 70s
Nice after wettest Memorial Day on record
Severe Weather Updates
Snow continues across the north portion of the Chicago area, mixed rain and snow central and rain south-
Ask Tom Why
What is the record for the coldest high this late in the season?
Over 1,000 flights canceled, hundreds delayed after heavy snow hits Chicago
Winter Storm Warning/Watch in effect for the Chicago area – generally along and north of I 88 and I 290 Saturday
Ask Tom Why
Has the biggest snowstorm of the season occurred in April?
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