Strong Cold Front Crossing Great Lakes and Northeast U.S.; Elevated Fire Weather in Southern California

A strong cold front will bring brisk to high winds across portions of the Great Lakes and the Northeast this weekend. Cold air arriving behind the front will trigger lake-effect snow downwind of the Great Lakes and accumulating snow over the higher terrain of the Northeast. Gusty offshore winds will maintain elevated fire weather conditions this weekend across coastal southern California. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Chicago / Wheeling, Pal-Waukee Airport (KPWK)

Lat: 42.12°NLon: 87.9°WElev: 646ft.

Fair

52°F

11°C

Humidity 49%
Wind Speed S 18 G 28 mph
Barometer 30.19 in (1022.6 mb)
Dewpoint 33°F (1°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill47°F (8°C)
Last update 31 Oct 11:52 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Lake Forest IL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Sunny, with a high near 53. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

    Sunny and
    Breezy

    High: 53 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A chance of showers between 11pm and 4am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Breezy, with a south wind 20 to 25 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Chance
    Showers and
    Breezy

    Low: 32 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a steady temperature around 35. Windy, with a west northwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.

    Partly Sunny
    and Windy

    High: 35 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 26. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

    Mostly Clear
    and Blustery
    then Mostly
    Clear

    Low: 26 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

    Sunny then
    Mostly Sunny
    and Breezy

    High: 49 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 34.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 34 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 59.

    Sunny

    High: 59 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Clear, with a low around 44.

    Clear

    Low: 44 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 62.

    Sunny

    High: 62 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Sunny, with a high near 53. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.
Tonight
A chance of showers between 11pm and 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32. Breezy, with a south wind 20 to 25 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a steady temperature around 35. Windy, with a west northwest wind 25 to 30 mph, with gusts as high as 40 mph.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 26. Blustery, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 49. Breezy, with a west southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 34.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 59.
Tuesday Night
Clear, with a low around 44.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 62.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 65.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 46.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 64.
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Point Forecast:
Lake Forest IL
 42.24°N 87.86°W
11:15 am CDT Oct 31, 2020
12pm CDT Oct 31, 2020-6pm CST Nov 6, 2020
 
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