This will be my first forecast of the new year. Well, first that can be verified,, and it isn’t a 5 day road trip. Let’s go to the Windy City. We’re going to use O’Hare as our verification point.
At 1051PM, CT, Chicago was reporting a temperature of 4 degrees with mostly clear skies. A steady northwest wind was ensuring that chilly dry air continues to filter in, while the clear skies mean any warmth that is in the area will radiate to space.
There won’t be much change at the surface, as Chicago will remain under prevailing westerlies, with mostly clear skies. A combination of the insolation and a developing upper level ridge will allow temperatures to moderate a bit through the period.
Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, High 11, Low 0
Saturday – A bit warmer and still partly cloudy, High 20, Low 3
TWC: Tomorrow – Plentiful sunshine. High 11, Low 2
Saturday – Plentiful sunshine. High 21, Low 4
AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny and frigid High 12, Low 3
Saturday – Mostly sunny and very cold High 21, Low 4
NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 12, Low 0
Saturday – Mostly sunny High 21, Low 4
WB: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing, High 11, Low 4
Saturday – Mostly sunny, High 20, Low 6
WN: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, High 12, Low 1
Saturday – Mostly sunny, Hiigh 21 Low 5
FIO: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy starting in the morning, continuing until evening. High 13, Low 3
Saturday – Clear throughout the day. High 22, Low 6
There isn’t much going on in Chicago, but the only way to show anything is to go with the water vapor imagery, as the cold temperatures are polluting the infrared and it’s dark, so no visible satellite. There is a boundary in the Ohio Valley, but clear skies for the Midwest.