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WEATHER SUMMARY FOR NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
410 PM CST TUE DEC 23 2014

MOST OF THE NORTHERN ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA REGION SAW A
GOOD AMOUNT OF SUN DURING THE AFTERNOON. THE EXCEPTIONS WERE PARTS
OF EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS AND NORTHWEST INDIANA WHERE A FEW RAIN
SHOWERS OR AREAS OF DRIZZLE MOVED IN. BY LATE AFTERNOON
TEMPERATURES RANGED FROM THE MID 40S TO 50 DEGREES WITH SOUTH TO
SOUTHWEST WINDS AT 10 TO 20 MPH.

A STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL IMPACT THE REGION ON CHRISTMAS EVE DAY AS
IT MOVES NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS INDIANA INTO MICHIGAN. PRECIPITATION
WILL START OUT IN THE FORM OF RAIN WEDNESDAY MORNING...BUT THEN
CHANGE TO SNOW DURING THE DAY AND INTO THE EVENING HOURS. AT THIS
TIME...A NARROW BAND OF SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL MAY OCCUR IN THE
CHICAGO METRO AREA IN THE THREE TO SEVEN INCHES RANGE...WITH JUST A
COUPLE OF INCHES ACROSS NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS AS WELL
AS PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST INDIANA. THERE IS STILL UNCERTAINTY AS TO
THE EXACT TRACK THE STORM WILL TAKE...AND THUS WHICH AREAS WILL SEE
ACCUMULATING SNOW. KEEP CHECKING LATER FORECASTS FOR UPDATES ON THE
EXPECTED SNOW AND THE IMPACT ON HOLIDAY TRAVEL.

WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRING DRY WEATHER BY THE AFTERNOON HOURS ON
CHRISTMAS DAY WITH TEMPERATURES CLOSE TO NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF
YEAR.


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