SEVERE WEATHER ALERTSIssued by the National Weather Service

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Tom Skilling's 7-Day forecast

 

Wednesday
HIGH/LOW
55°/31°
Powerful southerly winds sustained between 16 to 32 mph take hold Wednesday boosting afternoon temperatures as much as 17-degrees above levels observed 24 hours earlier.
The day's filtered sunshine arrives after passing through extensive high and mid-level cloudiness. --Peak Wednesday gusts build to 35 mph and higher at times Wednesday afternoon and evening.---Mostly cloudy Wednesday night, windy and milder. Several scattered showers possible late.
 
Thursday
HIGH/LOW
57°/34°
Mostly cloudy, breezy SW winds and mild with a chance of showers.
Afternoon highs in the middle 50s. Mostly cloudy and turning colder overnight as winds shift northeast with a continued chance of showers.
 
Friday
HIGH/LOW
47°/33°
Mostly cloudy, blustery and unseasonably chilly.
Northeast winds off Lake Michigan keep readings in the upper 30s to lower 40s. A chance of rain – possibly mixed with wet snow at times. Clearing skies at night.
 
Saturday
HIGH/LOW
53°/37°
Mostly sunny. Warmer well inland with highs in the lower to mid 50s west and south, but still cool in the lower 40s along and inland of the shoreline.
SE winds during the day become southerly at night with achance of rain.
 
Sunday
HIGH/LOW
65°/44°
EASTER SUNDAY: Windy and milder.
Temps surge back to the 60s for the first time since Monday. Clouds break at times allowing some mixed sun. Chance of a few widely scattered daytime showers but with a number of rain-free hours. Shower and possible thunderstorms become more likely Sunday night. Southerly winds 13 to 26 mph with possible gusts.
 
Monday
HIGH/LOW
61°/44°
Cloudy, mild and showery. Chance of a thunderstorm.
Southerly winds shift northeast 6 to 17 mph producing lower temperatures by/during the afternoon, particularly in areas adjoining Lake Michigan.
 
Tuesday
HIGH/LOW
64°/43°
Mostly sunny. Continued quite mild away from the lake with highs in the low to middle 60s.
Southeast winds cool conditions along and inland of the Illinois Lake Michigan shoreline. Partly cloudy overnight.