After seemingly only forecasting for CA cities, I get to forecast for one of my favorite cities in the country, Chicago! Having grown up in sort-of nearby Rochelle, IL, Chicago has always been a favorite of mine, and owns all of my sports allegiances. Hopefully I have more success in this forecast than the Bears did against DeAngelo Hall this past weekend. Oh, burn!
At 2:51pm CDT, the temperature at Chicago O’Hare International Airport was 44 degrees under overcast skies. Chicago is finally settling down from the giant record-setting low-pressure system that plowed through the Central US a couple days ago, as well as pushing a swath of severe weather from the Central Great Lakes down into the TN Valley. The “Chiclone” as it was dubbed, or to steal jargon from last years’ blizzards, “Windpocalypse”, wound up becoming the strongest non-tropical low pressure system ever recorded on land in the United States, bottoming out at 28.21″ in Bigfork, MN. Always fun to see an all-time weather record fall! So why am I talking about the weather Chicago and the rest of the Upper Midwest has gone through in the last couple of days instead of what’s about to happen as we move into the weekend? Well, because with high pressure moving in behind this system, Chi-town will be bathed in sunlight and dry conditions. So, the fine residents of the city can get out and enjoy some pleasant weather and ponder if the Bears will get an offensive line, if the Blackhawks can repeat, or how long one can sit in traffic on Lake Shore Drive!
Friday: Mostly sunny. High 50, Low 33.
Saturday: Continued sunny. High 58, Low 38.
TWC: Friday: Sunny, High 54, Low 31.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 62. Low 39.
AW: Friday: Sunshine, poor hunting conditions (um, come again?) High 51, Low 30.
Saturday: Sunny. High 59, Low 37.
NWS: Friday: Clearing and sunny. High 51, Low 31.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 61, Low 39
WB: Friday: Mostly sunny. High 49, Low 32.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 59, Low 40.
Here we see the overcast skies still lingering over Illinois. They’ll break up for tomorrow though, and the sun will get to play for a few days