Monday, April 22, 2013
The week of April 22 will have a little bit of rain, clouds and finally more sun by the Friday.
Weather for Week of April 22: Sunday's sunny weather will turn into partly cloudy skies on Monday, expected to be the warmest day of the week, according to Patch WeatherBug. The high temp for Monday is forecast to hit the mid 60s. Rain showers return to the area on Tuesday with temps around the 50-degree mark. Morning showers could change over to steady rain in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 80 percent, acccording to Patch WeatherBug. Temps will dip into the low 30s that night. Rainfall is predicted to total about one-quarter inch. Partly cloudy skies and chance for a few rain showers return Thursday with temperatures around 50 degrees. Finally by Friday temperatures will begin to climb over the 60-degree mark and the sun should return…
Saturday, April 20, 2013
How crazy is it out there right now? Please show us! Upload your pictures of flooding from McHenry County towns here.
Over the past 24 hours, 4.95 inches of rain has fallen in Algonquin, according to an update on the National Weather Service this morning. And the rain is not expected to stop anytime soon. The NWS is predicting more showers over the next 24 hours. What does the scene look like for you? Are there several feet of water outside your home (or, heaven forbid, inside it)? Stranded cars; flooded lawns and streets? If you’re lucky enough not to be too busy dealing with any emergencies right now (and we hope you are), we’d love to see what you see, and our readership likely would as well. If you have any great snapshots/photographs of the flooding around McHenry County today, please share them with us and with your fellow readers. Please also add…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
From interstates to local roads, our map provides updates on closures and high-standing water in your area.
From the Wisconsin border to the south side of Chicago and into the western suburbs, local roads, interstates and highways were closed Thursday because of flooding. Click through the pins above to see which roads in your area — or on your route to and from work today — have been closed due to flooding or have high-standing water. Police are encouraging drivers to avoid roadways with standing water. If you come upon an area with high-standing water or that is closed, add that information to our map by visiting this link. Otherwise, let us know about the closure by commenting below. Drivers are asked to beware of high-standing water on roadways. The water on a roadway can be deeper than it appears and can cause a vehicle to stall or be …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
A flood warning is in affect for a portion of the Fox River in McHenry and Kane counties.
Rain, rain go away. The McHenry County area is expected to see plenty of April showers in the coming days. Rain—and some snow—is in the forecast in the coming days, according to the National Weather Service. Today, showers are likely before 11 a.m. and are expected to start up again tonight. Cloudy skies and high of 47 degrees is in the forecast. A flood warning is also currently in effect for he Fox River at the Algonquin tailwater in McHenry and Kane counties. "Widespread rainfall amounts of one to two inches will result in significant rises...with the potential for reaching flood stage," according to the National Weather Service. On Friday, there is a slight chance of sprinkles and flurries between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. followed by …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The National Weather Service says we could see rain nearly every day this week!
If April showers bring May flowers, then we should see lots of beautiful blooms next month. It's going to be a rainy week! The National Weather Service's forecast for this week calls for rain nearly every day this week. But wait—it gets worse! We could even see some snowflakes! We'll start the week with a 90 percent chance of precipitation, with showers and thunderstorms possible after 10 a.m. Monday. The forecast high is 62 degrees with winds possibly gusting to 20 miles per hour. There's a 60 percent chance of rain on Tuesday with a high near 46. Wednesday, too, will be rainy, with an 80 percent chance of precipitation. The forecast high is 49. We could see thunderstorms Tuesday and Wednesday, and there's a chance of snow showers …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Will northern Illinois reach 40 degrees by Sunday?
Snow, rain, highs around 40 degrees. Not surprisingly, that's all in this week's forecast. The forecasted snow Monday (with totals of 3 to 7 inches possible by storm's end) will give way to possibly even more snow on Tuesday, with the National Weather Service in Chicago predicting another 1 or 2 inches. But, as the old adage says, "If you don't like the weather in Chicago, wait a minute. It'll change." According to the National Weather Service forecast, temperatures should warm to 33 degrees with sunny skies on Wednesday. There's a slight chance of rain after midnight, and then a chance of rain and snow—with a high near 36—on Thursday. Mostly sunny skies on Friday and Saturday—with highs of 32 and 36, respectively—are expected. We'll round…
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
How much rain fell around northern Illinois between Jan. 29 and 6 a.m. Jan. 30?
Record-breaking rainfall fell in northern Illinois between 6 a.m. Jan. 29 and 6 a.m. Jan. 30. According to the National Weather Service, 1.33 inches of rain fell in Chicago, which broke the previous record of .92 inches in 1947. Here's a look at some local rainfall totals from the National Weather Service Office in Chicago: Wheaton - 1.62 Huntley - 1.59 Crystal Lake - 1.57 Algonquin - 1.53 Buffalo Grove - 1.31 Palatine - 1.30 Lake Zurich - 1.16 Lake Bluff - 1.13 Hawthorn Woods - 1.08 Arlington Heights - 1.08 Barrington - .92