7-18-19 Illinois: Storms in northern IL this AM….big-time heat into the weekend. N.

7-18-19 Illinois: Storms in northern IL this AM….big-time heat into the weekend. N.

Video: http://youtu.be/A2C1ayDlR2A?hd=1 Total rain over the past 24 hours: Several high wind reports in western Illinois yesterday: Heavy storms target northern Illinois this morning....areas from Freeport too Waukegan to near Chicago could pick up 1-2" of rainfall as this passes before noon.   This could produce some wind damage as well.  The afternoon is dry and hot.   Forecast heat index over the next 4 days: Wind forecast over the next 4 days: Forecast precipitation Saturday-Monday AM:  Chicago: Peoria: Effingham: Carbondale: Quincy:
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7-17-19 Illinois Short Term Update: Discussing the strong storms in western Illinois this afternoon/tonight… more potential storms in northern Illinois tomorrow morning and tomorrow night/ Friday morning. MG.

Good afternoon!  Here is your latest short term forecast update video: http://youtu.be/WDs5fUpb7hg?hd=1 A line of storms currently in southeastern Iowa will continue to track southeast mainly affecting western portions of the state this afternoon into tonight.  Strong winds and heavy rain can be expected as it travels down the Illinois/ Missouri state border.  Some isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out today as well.  More storms are possible in northern Illinois tomorrow morning and tomorrow night/ Friday morning.  As far as the storm chances late Thursday into early Friday, there is still some model uncertainty regarding this wave and we will…
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7-17-19 Illinois: Targeting storm chances today-Thursday AM, then major heat. N.

7-17-19 Illinois: Targeting storm chances today-Thursday AM, then major heat. N.

Video: http://youtu.be/sEJPcJF_ukA?hd=1 Total rain over the past 24 hours: Before the heat ridge fully takes over, we find ourselves on the "edge" of it today into tomorrow morning, which means we are in the path where a couple storm clusters could sneak in.  While many don't see them, we'll target the possibility for this to sneak in.  We'll watch western and northwest parts of the state this afternoon as a storm cluster currently on western Iowa could continue to maintain east and ride along an "instability gradient" over these areas this afternoon and evening.  This could bring damaging wind gusts,…
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7-16-19 Long-range: A lot of ups-and-downs the next few weeks…details here. M.

7-16-19 Long-range: A lot of ups-and-downs the next few weeks…details here. M.

Today's video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ex-ZhpxKmtA&feature=youtu.be&hd=1 PDF Report (click link below to open in HD): Link: 7-16-19 Long-range analysis Key Points: Some storms cluster risks as the ridge builds are increasing in portions of Iowa and Nebraska with rain ongoing in some areas this morning.  Heat really builds later this week with drier risks under the ridge in the Central Plains. Some northwest flow will develop as the ridge retracts early next week and brings some storm cluster risks into the Midwest and Eastern Plains.  We continue to watch for a cool-down in the pattern in week 2 related to a strongly –SOI…
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7-16-19 Illinois: Best storm coverage south and east today…..intense heat late week…pattern change next week! N.

Video: http://youtu.be/lYpiUwei6fA?hd=1 Highest coverage of rain today sets up across areas like Carbondale to Mount Vernon to Effingham to Danville, and points east.  Further west and north, it will be more isolated to widely scattered at best.  Here is the forecast rainfall through Wednesday...watch the video above for more details on timing.   Wednesday will feature a mostly dry day, with an isolated shower or storm possible mainly in the afternoon.  We'll watch Thursday morning for the possibility of a storm cluster to enter northern/northwest portions of the state, before fizzling out as upper ridge west starts to take over.…
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7-15-19 Illinois: Barry brings rain from south to north today-Tuesday night…intense heat and dry pattern follows mid-week – the weekend. N.

7-15-19 Illinois: Barry brings rain from south to north today-Tuesday night…intense heat and dry pattern follows mid-week – the weekend. N.

Video: http://youtu.be/VCBww4gFpoQ?hd=1 Rainfall over the past 48 hours: Rain from now through 1pm Tuesday (keep in mind this is not the grand total as additional rain will fall into Tuesday night). Rainfall from 1pm Tuesday - 7am Wednesday: Wind forecast over the next 4 days: Intense heat wave settling in mid week through the weekend with highs 95-100º each day with lows around 80º.  Heat indices of 105-113º likely.  Forecast heat index for Springfield, IL Thursday-Monday: Temperature data over the next 1o days: Chicago: Peoria: Effingham: Carbondale: Quincy:
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7-14-19 IL/IN/OH: Scattered storms today and tomorrow… Barry impacts TUE – THU… then major heat for the weekend. MG.

Good morning!  Here is your latest forecast update video: http://youtu.be/H4BZIlBwa7Y?hd=1 Scattered thunderstorms will be possible today across parts of Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio today.  These will be slow moving pop up storms capable of producing some locally heavy rainfall where heavier cells can set up.  Scattered storms will once again be possible tomorrow afternoon tomorrow across mainly portions of northern Illinois and Western Ohio.  The remnants of Hurricane Barry will then begin to impact southern portions of Illinois late Monday/ early Tuesday as Barry begins to turn northeast effecting Indiana mainly on Tuesday through Wednesday and Ohio mainly Wednesday through…
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7-13-19 IN/IL: Short Term Update through Sunday evening.V.

7-13-19 IN/IL: Short Term Update through Sunday evening.V.

Good Saturday evening! We wanted to provide and update regarding the weather for the rest of this evening and how tomorrow might turn out. Here is the latest forecast thoughts: http://youtu.be/eVFluitpffI?hd=1 The focus for this evening and into the overnight hours will be a wave of upper level energy that will work its way into the area from NW to SE. This energy will be mainly situated in the N portions of IN/IL, so our thunderstorm chances will be highest in this area. Some of these cells could be strong/severe: Tomorrow looks to bring more chances in the northern parts…
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