Weekend Weather Forecast: What's in the North Shore Clouds?

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Weekend Weather Planner for the North Shore

A decent weekend can be expected overall with a slim chance of a few shower or sprinkles Saturday morning and again Sunday morning near a weak frontal boundary. Temperatures will average closer to normal over the next several days with lower levels of humidity.


Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy with a 25 percent chance of a few sprinkles or perhaps a light shower from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

      Rain Amounts: Trace to 0.15 inches
      Low temp: 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
      High temp: 86 degrees Fahrenheit.
      Wind: East to southeast winds at 5-10 mph

Sunday: Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of a few showers and possibly a t-storm from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

      Rain Amounts: 0.05 to 0.25 inches
      Low temp: 73 degrees Fahrenheit.
      High temp: 83 degrees Fahrenheit.
      Wind: Southwest at 8-13 mph with gusts to 20 mph, shifting northwest by 2 p.m.

Monday: Mostly sunny skies.

      Low temp: 66 degrees Fahrenheit.
      High temp: 81 degrees Fahrenheit.
      Wind: Northwest at 5-10 mph becoming northeast by 2 p.m.

Your Week Ahead: August 5 to August 12

A quieter period of weather expected with an increasing chance of rain by the middle of the week and perhaps again toward next weekend.

Temperature Trends: Temperatures will average near normal
Precipitation Trends:
Rain will average below normal

General Weather Discussion for the Week Ahead

The same old frontal boundary that has been parked over the Upper Midwest will begin to shift south over the next few days as a ridge of high pressure dominates. This is good news for us because we will likely see a break in our active pattern and enjoy more quiet time.

With winds off the lake, this will keep temperatures from skyrocketing and remain closer to normal over the next five to 10 days.

Much of the weekend looks good with possibly just a few chances of showers for a time Saturday morning and again during the first half of Sunday. Rain will likely be in a weakening phase with the best chances of rain over the southern suburbs and into northwest Indiana.

As the high pressure ridge becomes reestablished, several quiet days are expected next week with just a few chances of t-storms returning on Tuesday and possibly again by Friday night and Saturday as the front lifts back north into our area.

Since the heat dome will be shifting away from our region, this will allow for more tolerable temperatures with highs possibly in the upper 70s and lower 80 through much of the of week. This would be a welcome change of pace for the time being; however, it looks like the heat may rebuild again by the middle of the month.

Your Weekly Weather Fact:
Average number of 90 degrees days during the summer is: 18 days

Laura Frisch August 06, 2011 at 03:17 AM
Looks pretty good for tomorrow morning, might need an umbrella for the Morton Grove Farmers' Market which is also open 8am to 1pm. But no need to worry, there are plenty of tents to keep everyone dry, the corn, veggies an fruit won't melt and we welcome a little shade from the clouds! See everyone at 8930 Waukegan Road tomorrow morning:)


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