#ILwx #INwx #OHwx Tues All Zones – Showers increase next 2 days, mixed precip working into some areas? #Thanksgiving forecast as well. Kirk.
Synopsis: Shower coverage now extending near the IA/IL border as of 1:30pm CST, will increase in coverage east as we move through the afternoon/evening hours tonight. Temperatures staying mild today near seasonal, as they will the remainder of the week. Mixed frozen precipitation is possible across NE IN / NW OH Wednesday morning as temps dip near 30-32 in these areas, more details in the video. Otherwise a mostly cloudy, cool day with drizzle hanging around for your Thanksgiving forecast.
Today/Tomorrow: here’s a look at current showers/clover across the Midwest as of 2:30pm EST…these increase tonight into tomorrow (details in the video).
High temps for today stay around seasonal while being slightly below normal in the norther portions of our Zones.
Below is a loop of simulated radar as this system moves through into Wednesday (details on timing in the video), could see some mixed precip across NE IN / NW OH locations Wednesday morning as temps dip into the lower 30s, a few slick roadways not out of the question during the morning commute. Otherwise, temps warm into the 40s Wednesday, so prolonged slippery roads are not in the forecast.
Rainfall totals as the cold front moves east Thursday morning will be generally 0.5-0.75″ across the Zones, with localized 1.0″+ possible across southern IL, and central/southern IN locations.
Near-seasonal temperatures expected for Thanksgiving this year, with mostly cloudy skies and some drizzle/fog hanging around the Zones as well. The drizzle should give away into the afternoon/evening timeframe across our area as the cold front finally exits east.
Confidence and Risk:
- We have above average to high confidence on the timing of our showers/cloud cover over the next 2 days
- We have above average confidence of a general 0.5-0.75″ spread of rainfall totals expected from this system, with localized higher amounts of 1.0″+ possible
- Above average confidence in a cool and dreary Thanksgiving forecast this year, with fog/drizzle lingering around the Midwest
Today’s Video (6 min):