This will be an ideal weekend to take it easy and enjoy quiet December weather. This weather will also be good for putting up holiday lights, singing Christmas carols or perhaps watching a classic holiday film such as "Christmas Vacation" or "It’s A Wonderful Life." The is always nice too.
Saturday: Partly cloudy, quiet and cold.
Low temp: 16 degrees Fahrenheit
High temp: 29 degrees Fahrenheit
Wind: Southwest at 10-15 mph
Sunday: Partly to mostly sunny.
Low temp: 25 degrees Fahrenheit
High temp: 38 degrees Fahrenheit
Wind: South at 5-15 mph
Monday: Partly to mostly cloudy
Low temp: 28 degrees Fahrenheit
High temp: 40 degrees Fahrenheit
Wind: Southwest winds at 8-13 mph
Your Week Ahead: Dec. 9 to Dec. 16
The jet-stream will take a trip back to Canada over the next several days with a quieter pattern through the middle of next week. The pattern may become active for a time toward the end of the period as a storm system develops across the Southern Plains and makes a move toward the Midwest.
Temperature Trends: Temperatures will average closer to normal
Precipitation Trends: Precipitation will average a little below normal
The Week In Preview
Weekend Pattern- A quiet weekend is expected with more of a west to east pattern across the country. High pressure will also dominate the West and Midwest with tranquil weather conditions over the much of our region. Cold weather will begin to ease by Sunday with highs in the mid to upper 30s.
Early to Midweek Pattern- A front will move through the Upper Midwest on Monday with possibly a few sprinkles and flurries passing to our north over Wisconsin. It looks like the front will pass through dry with quiet weather conditions continuing Monday through much of Wednesday.
Late Week Pattern- A storm system will likely form somewhere in the Southern Plains and possibly move up toward the Ohio Valley or Great Lakes region. At this time, the air looks warm enough produce some rain with possibly a few flurries by next Friday or Saturday.
Temperatures: We are currently experiencing some of the coldest air of the season with highs in the mid 20s expected today. Even though the weekend will be quiet, temperatures will still average below normal but should gradually moderate by late in the weekend with highs in the mid to upper 30s. Warmer air will move in from the west with highs in the upper 30 and lower 40s Monday through Wednesday. With the approach of a storm system toward the end of the week, temperatures may turn colder again toward the end of the week and next weekend.
Seasonal Total so far in Northeast Cook County (as of Dec. 8): Trace
Snow total for December (as of Dec. 8): Trace
Average snow in December: 8.5 inches
Significant Snow Storm Index (0 to 5 Scale): No significant winter storms expected through Thursday, Dec. 15.
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