7 Day Forecast

Published On: Dec 24 2013 06:41:44 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 20 2014 10:58:53 PM CST

Today will be mostly cloudy and breezy with areas of fog; flurries and freezing drizzle early with change to drizzle as high temperatures reach the upper 30s. Tonight will be mostly cloudy and breezy with areas of fog and light rain showers; the showers may mix at times with snow. Low temperatures will fall to the lower 30s. 

A storm system will develop and move through the Midwest from Monday into Tuesday and Christmas Eve Wednesday. Monday will be cloudy and breezy with occasional light rain. High temperatures will reach the upper 30s. On Monday night areas of fog may form, and light rain may mix with snow as temperatures fall into the middle 30s by morning. Tuesday will be cloudy with rain showers, possibly mixed at times with snow. High temperatures will be in the upper 30s.

As a low pressure system over Wisconsin moves to the east it will merge with another low pressure system moving up from the Gulf Coast, which will cause the merged system to stall to our northeast as it intensifies. That will result in cloudy and windy conditions to develop from Tuesday night into Christmas Eve. Precipitation will change to snow on Tuesday night, with occasional snow continuing into Christmas Eve Wednesday. The position of the storm will be critical to the snowfall amounts. There could be several inches of snow accumulation from Tuesday night into Christmas Eve if the storm moves as currently forecast through Michigan. If the storm takes a more easterly track, lesser snowfall amounts are expected. If the storm move farther to the west, the changeover from rain to snow will take place later Tuesday night or even Wednesday morning, again, resulting in lesser snowfall amounts. High temperatures on Christmas Eve should drop back to the lower 30s. On Christmas Day, lingering flurries will end early and skies will turn partly sunny as the storm moves away into Canada. High temperatures will be in the lower 30s.

Light snow should redevelop on Friday as another system moves through the area. The snow may be mixed with rain near the Illinois state line. It will be mostly cloudy and breezy with high temperatures in the lower 30s.

After that system passes, next weekend will be quiet with seasonably cold temperatures. Skies will be partly sunny for both Saturday and Sunday; Saturday will be breezy as well. High temperatures will be in the lower to middle 20s on Saturday, and in the middle to upper 20s on Sunday.

Continue to monitor the latest forecast if you have travel plans next week, especially if travelling through Wisconsin or areas to the east and southeast from Tuesday night into Christmas Eve.

TODAY:
Mostly cloudy, breezy, and milder with areas of fog; flurries and freezing drizzle early changing to drizzle.
High: 38
Wind: S/SE 10-20 MPH

TONIGHT:
Mostly cloudy and breezy with areas of fog and light rain showers; showers may mix with snow at times.
Low: 33
Wind: S/SE 10-20 MPH

MONDAY:
Mostly cloudy and breezy with light rain.
High: 39
Wind: SE 10-20 MPH

MONDAY NIGHT:
Mostly cloudy and mild with areas of fog and light rain, possibly mixed at times with snow.
Low: 34
Wind: S/SE 8-15 MPH

TUESDAY:
Mostly cloudy with rain showers, possibly mixed at times with snow (precipitation changing to snow at night).
High: 38
Wind: S to NW 6-12 MPH

CHRISTMAS EVE (WEDNESDAY):
Mostly cloudy and windy with occasional snow; several inches of accumulations are possible.
Low: 26
High: 33

CHRISTMAS DAY (THURSDAY):
A chance for flurries early, otherwise becoming partly sunny, breezy, and cold.
Low: 23
High: 31
FRIDAY:
Mostly cloudy and breezy with light snow.
Low: 23
High: 31

SATURDAY:
Partly sunny, breezy, and colder.
Low: 15
Wind: 23

SUNDAY:
Partly sunny and seasonably cold.
Low: 12
High: 27 

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