LONG RANGE VIDEO FORECAST ANALYSIS:
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EVENING – TONIGHT: Lake effect snow showers continue across the region this afternoon as winds continue to blow off Lake Michigan from the northwest. Clouds and snow showers continue across northern and eastern Indiana. However, western Indiana and Illinois are seeing sunshine today.
This evening snow showers will continue across northern zone one and perhaps even making it into very northern zone 7 across Illinois. While a few quick bursts of snow will be possible across zone 1, but little to no accumulation is anticipated this afternoon/evening.
By 10 PM to Midnight snow showers and flurries will come to an end across the region. As the atmosphere will be dry overnight clouds will fade away leading to mostly clear to clear skies across the region.
Lows overnight will be cold with temperatures in the upper teens north to mid 20’s south. Wind chills will be widespread in the teens.
TUESDAY – WEDNESDAY: An area of high pressure will dominate the region’s weather Tuesday and Wednesday.
With the high centered over Ohio/PA Tuesday this will allow for quiet conditions with a mix of clouds and sunshine across the zones.
Highs will be in the upper 20’s north to upper 30’s south.
Tuesday night clouds will be on the increase from west to east. Lows will be in the upper teens north to upper 20’s south.
Wednesday the high will continue off to the east, but the region will still be under it’s influence. However, with a system developing to the south and west at least some upper level clouds will build into the region Wednesday.
Highs on Wednesday will be in the mid 30’s north to low 40’s south.
THURSDAY: By Thursday morning an area of low pressure will continue to develop across the central Great Plains. This will allow for some rain showers to move into western Illinois early in the day Thursday.
However, better chances of rain look to come in late Thursday evening into Thursday night across the zones.
Highs on Thursday will be in the mid 40’s north to around 50 south.
FRIDAY: The area of low pressure will move towards the region Friday. Precipitation chances will likely start the day, but models show a lot of dry time by late morning and afternoon. Obviously timing is something we will have to fine-tune this week.
WEEKEND: We will be watching a storm system this weekend that will come from the southwest. The overall track and intensity of this system is still very unclear. However, it’s definitely something we will monitor through the week as both the GFS and GEM models are supportive of the system.