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Rainfall totals of 1.10″ at Chicago-O’Hare International Airport from Saturday and Sunday brought the yearly rainfall total to 47.18″, making this year the 3rd wettest year on record since 1871. With more than a month to go, that number will increase ever so closely to the record of 50.86″ set back in 2008.
There will be a break from the wet weather across much if the area with the exception of areas along the lake where lake-effect snow showers will fall. A moisture-laden system that has prompted flood watches/warnings across a number of states from Indiana to Georgia will surge northward during the day on Monday. Moisture in the form of rain will develop late Monday across the southeastern portions of the area.
Strengthening/deepening of this storm system will take place on Tuesday. That is when winds from tightly packed isobars will strengthen and gust 40-50 mph at times. The heaviest gust will occur east and over the lake where winds could gust over 50 mph. Rain from Monday night will spread northwest into the city and at times could fall heavy and even mix with snow especially across the southeastern parts of the Chicago area.
Folks that live across the city’s west/northwest suburbs will be spared from the rain/snow as this will mainly be an event for areas from the city and southeast.
Gale/storm warnings may be issued over the next 24 hours for Lake Michigan for the strong winds expected on Tuesday.
Monday: Mostly cloudy and chilly. Lake-effect snow/rain during the morning/afternoon. Rain/snow develops late south and east. Highs in the lower 40s. Winds east 5-15 mph shifting north-northeast 10-20 mph with gust to 30 mph by evening.
Tuesday: Cool, wet, and windy. Rain/snow city and southeast. Drizzle/flurries at best west/northwest burbs. A change over to all snow Tuesday evening. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Winds north-northeast 15-25 mph with gust 40-50 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and cool. Not as breezy. Highs in the lower to mid 40s. Winds northwest 5-15 mph.
Thursday: Mostly sunny with clouds increasing in the afternoon. Chance for snow showers/flurries late. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Winds north 5-15 mph.
Friday: Mostly cloudy, breezy, and cool with a slight chance for snow showers/flurries early. Highs in the mid 30s.Winds north 10-20 mph.
Saturday: Partly cloudy and breezy. Highs in the lower to mid 40s. Winds southwest 5-15 mph.
Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy. Slight chance of flurries. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Winds west-northwest 10-20 mph.
8-15 day outlook (Long-range Forecast)
Monday Dec 5: Highs in the mid 30s.
Tuesday Dec 6: Highs in the mid to upper 30s.
Wednesday Dec 7:Highs in the 40s.
Thursday Dec 8:Highs in the 40s.
Friday Dec 9:Highs in the 50s.
Saturday Dec 10:Highs in the 50s.
Sunday Dec 11:Highs in the 40s.
Monday Dec 12: Highs in the 30s/40s.
Tuesday Dec 13: Highs in the 30s/40s.
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