A new long-range forecast is out for the upcoming winter. What will that mean for Chicago?
Excessive heat on Friday will turn to soaking rains for the Chicago area, thanks to the leftovers of Hurricane Isaac.
While we won’t break a temperature record today, highs will hit the low- to mid-90s today and Friday, followed by a possible visit from the remnants of Hurricane Issac this weekend.
Chicago matched a 101-year-old record on Wednesday, as the official temperature hit 102 degrees in the city.
Following a day of triple-digit heat, the Chicago area is seeing some strong thunderstorms today.
Chances of widespread rain today appear to be dwindling–with some isolated showers possible later this afternoon as a cool front moves across the area.
Today’s warming trend will continue tomorrow with spring-like temperatures more typical in late April or May.
Cloud cover has replaced the intense sunshine of the morning hours, but temperatures will still be above average for the rest of the day Friday.
The unseasonably warm stretch of weather will come to an end this weekend, with some snowfall and falling temperatures.
While Chicago will be treated to some relatively mild weather on Monday, temperatures will start dropping overnight–with freezing rain and snow developing for the Tuesday morning rush hour.
Rain will give way to the cold.
Temperatures to remain above average, with up to an inch of rain. (If that rain were snow, it would amount to 10 inches, reports CBS 2′s Megan Glaros).
While temperatures will be unseasonably mild for December, get ready for some rain. In fact, it’s 100 percent guaranteed!
The weather forecast for Tuesday into Wednesday calls for showers and thunderstorms.
Government forecasters say spring flooding is already beginning and the worst is yet to come. There’s a 95% chance of severe flooding up in Saint Paul, Minn.
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