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Strong winds in the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley

A developing storm system in the Upper Midwest will move through the Great Lakes into Canada on Monday. Winds will be gusty and strong around this system and extend from the Great Lakes to the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys. The strongest winds will be around Lake Ontario and Lake Erie, with gusts up to 60 mph in parts of Michigan, Ohio and Upstate New York where High Wind Warnings are in effect.

Current Conditions

Cook County

Zone Forecast

  • Rest Of Tonight Rain. Areas of fog...especially along the lake. Unseasonably mild. Lows in the upper 40s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph late in the evening shifting to the southwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation 100 percent.
  • Monday Windy. Rain and rain showers in the morning...then snow with rain or snow showers likely in the afternoon. Areas of blowing snow in the afternoon. Snow accumulation of up to an inch. Highs in the mid 40s. Then temperatures falling into the lower 30s by evening. West winds 10 to 15 mph in the morning increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 40 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
  • Monday Night Windy. Patchy blowing snow in the evening. Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow showers. Lows in the mid 20s. West winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 35 mph in the evening decreasing to 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph after midnight.
  • Tuesday Cloudy in the morning then becoming partly sunny. Highs in the upper 20s. West winds 10 to 20 mph.
  • Tuesday Night Mostly clear in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Lows around 20. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
  • Wednesday Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of light snow. Highs in the mid 30s.
  • Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of light snow. Lows around 20.
  • Thanksgiving Day Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 20s.
  • Thursday Night And Friday Partly cloudy. Lows 8 to 12 above in the suburbs...but 12 to 16 downtown. Highs in the upper 20s.
  • Friday Night Through Sunday Mostly cloudy. Lows 15 to 19 in the suburbs...but in the lower 20s downtown. Highs around 30.