Sunday, May 19, 2013
Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are all possible.
Get ready for some storms. The storm system that dropped large hail and tornadoes on parts of Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma is now headed toward Illinois. The National Weather Service has placed most of Illinois in the "slight risk" category for severe weather on Monday and Tuesday. The main threats on both days will be damaging winds and large hail. The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center noted in its technical discussions that isolated tornadoes are also possible on Monday and Tuesday. "The most violent storms will ignite during the afternoon and evening hours as daytime heating causes instability," Accuweather.com Meteorologist Meghan Evans wrote in her forecast. "Plenty of humid air will be in place to fuel the severe storms…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Rivers continue to rise across the area. Find out the latest details in your area by clicking on the map.
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Thursday, April 18
The map above, from Google, uses real-time data from the National Weather Service to forecast river floods.
Monday, March 4, 2013
A winter storm warning is in effect for DuPage County from 3 a.m. Tuesday to midnight Wednesday.
Another winter storm could dump up to 9 inches of snow on the Downers Grove area Tuesday, making for hazardous travel throughout the day. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for DuPage, Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties from 3 a.m. Tuesday to midnight Wednesday. Light snow is expected to begin Monday night and become more intense Tuesday morning and afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. Snowfall could become heavy at times Tuesday, with accumulation rates of 1 to 1.5 inches resulting in difficult snow removal and dangerous travel, forecasters said. Wind gusts of 25 to 35 mph are expected. Snow accumulations are expected to reach 6 to 9 inches, with locally higher amounts possible, according to…
Monday, February 25, 2013
DuPage County is under a winter storm watch Tuesday morning through evening, according to the National Weather Service.
For the second time in less than a week, a winter storm is expected to bring 3 to 6 inches of snow to the Chicago area. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for DuPage County, effective Tuesday morning through evening. The storm will begin with snow—possibly mixed with sleet–and continue heavy at times through the afternoon before tapering to lighter snow Tuesday evening, according to the National Weather Service. Snowfall totals could surpass 6 inches across the watch area, which comprises most of Northern Illinois. Most areas are expected to see between 3 and 6 inches, according to Accuweather.com. Wind gusts up to 40 mph are possible. Snow is likely to continue through Wednesday, according to the National Weather…
Friday, February 22, 2013
Snow has been falling in the Downers Grove area since about 10 p.m. Thursday. Check out the storm's progress with our interactive weather map.
As you likely know by now, the heaviest snow of the year so far moved into Downers Grove and the rest of the Chicago area Thursday night. Patch has The Weather Channel's app for following the storm, including radar animations of the progress. A winter weather advisory remains in effect through 6 p.m. Friday. Forecasters predict snowfall accumulations of 3 to 5 inches by the end of the day. Keep checking back, and be safe! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up on Downers Grove news:
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Considering we haven't had much snow at all, any amount could seem "big."
As you head off to work Thursday, make a note, the weather is set to change, if predictions are accurate. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory in DuPage County from 9 p.m. Thursday to 6 p.m. Friday. Snow is expected to develop Thursday evening and continue into Friday, the NWS said Wednesday afternoon. The snow may mix with light freezing drizzle or rain Friday morning, making for slick travel. Storm total snowfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches are expected, with ice accumulation of less than one-tenth of an inch. The Chicago area could see its "biggest snow of the year" Thursday into Friday morning, according to Accuweather.com. So far, we've received little more than a dusting, so is the "biggest snow of the year…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Alberta clipper-type system moving into the Chicago area Sunday night, with snow expected into the morning.
If you like snow, smile, if now, frown. Regardless, it looks like we’re going to need our shovels come Monday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for snow beginning at 10 p.m. Sunday through midday Monday, with 3 to 5 inches of snow expected along a line north of Rockford to Chicago, which puts Downers Grove close to the line of greatest snowfall. Light snow showers may continue through the afternoon. The weather service says the storm system is well-organized and reminiscent of an Alberta clipper, a rapidly moving low-pressure system out of Canada that sometimes affect the upper Midwest and the Great Lakes region. This one will bring snow to north-central and northeastern Illinois, as well as far …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Roads and sidewalks could become treacherous in the Downers Grove area, the forecast says.
A winter storm watch has given way to a freezing rain advisory for the Downers Grove area. The advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. According to the National Weather Service, there is a slight chance of light freezing rain and sleet late in the morning and freezing rain early in the afternoon, with little or no sleep accumulation and ice accumulation of around one-tenth of an inch. Since pavement and soil temperatures are below freezing, any liquid precipitation will likely freeze on contact and result in icy and dangerous travel conditions. Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing by Sunday afternoon, with rain predicted by late afternoon and evening. Sidewalks and walkways could also become treacherous, according …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Up to a quarter-inch of ice could accumulate, the weather service said.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for Sunday, warning that "significant ice accumulations are possible Sunday into Sunday night." The watch area includes Cook, DuPage and Will counties. According to the NWS, freezing rain mixed with sleet will develop during the day Sunday and continue into Sunday night, with the potential for ice accumulation in excess of of a quarter of an inch. The potential accummulation could make travel difficult, and ice forming on tree limbs and power lines could result in power outages, the NWS said. A winter storm watch means there is a potential for icy weather. The storm is still in the developing stages and any change in forecast could result in a shift in the expected accumulation and…
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The National Weather Service says up to three inches of snow could fall Thursday night.
The National Weather Service in Romeoville is predicting accumulating snow Thursday night into Friday Morning for the Downers Grove area. The forecast estimates up to three inches of snow. "A fast-moving weather system will bring a period of snow to the area from later tonight into Friday morning," the National Weather Service said in a written release. "Snow will develop from west to east after midnight and taper off from the west early to mid-Friday morning." The areas cold temperatures, lows tonight are predicted to hover around 15 degrees, will mean the snow that falls will likely remain on the ground. Those conditions mean that roads will be slippery. Because snow will be falling into Friday morning, NWS cautions that the morning …