Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Soggy Midweek Weather Continues into the Weekend

Soggy weather arriving to northern Illinois this morning from rain that developed in central Iowa. Scattered showers will be in place today because of a stationary front that has settled just south of the Stateline. This front will act a focal point for rain, with thunderstorms possible just to the south, mainly south of I-80 and I-88. Off and rain today, but coverage picks up into the evening, and can't rule out a few rumbles of thunder. While again, the greatest thunderstorm threat remains just south of the area.

The rain will continue into Thursday morning making it a soggy commute, temperatures in the afternoon with then stay in the 30's. As cold air raps in around the departing low pressure, the rain will turn into a rain snow mixture and then lighter snow through Thursday afternoon. Overall, accumulations will be minimal, mainly a dusting on grassy surfaces.

A weak ridge of high pressure builds in on Friday allowing for sunny skies and mild temperatures but once again rain moves in for the weekend. Passing low pressure and cold front look to bring an uptick in showers Saturday night into Sunday morning. So the Easter Bunny may be a little delayed dropping off any eggs. Models however are still diverging on the timing of this so the timing could still change as we get closer.

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