We topped out at 86° today, the warmest day of the year so far. Things are also drying out nicely, hopefully allowing area farmers to finally get out in the fields after a very wet spring.
Archive for May, 2009
Apart from a slight chance of a light shower on Thursday night, it looks like a dry forecast until next week. Warm temperatures and strong winds tomorrow will help dry things out and hopefully we can get to that garden planting that we’ve put off due to soggy conditions. Enjoy the week and the warmer weather.
In case you missed it, we had a light frost early this morning. Frost could be seen on the grass, decks, and rooftops around sunrise this morning. The low temperature was 36°. How could we have frost if the low was only 36? In calm and clear conditions, the air near the ground can be many degrees cooler than the air a few feet above. Air temperatures are generally measured at around a 3 to 5 foot level above the ground. More frost is possible again tonight.
Another round of heavy rain is possible Friday into early Saturday morning. With the recent rainfall, the soil is already saturated and any additional heavy rain will runoff into area streams. A flash flood watch has been issued for all of northern Illinois.
Showers and thunderstorms are expected overnight and early morning. After the morning activity, a break is expected with partly cloudy skies and warming temperatures. A cold front will then move across the area late Wednesday afternoon and is expected to produce thunderstorms…some potentially severe.
Monitor conditions closely tomorrow for possible severe weather watches and warnings.