Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Severe weather could continue into Thursday, with the risk of strong storms, flash flooding and isolated tornadoes.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the Romeoville area, effective until 5 p.m. Wednesday. According to the NWS, some storms may produce hail, heavy rainfall and wind gusts in excess of 60 mph. As a warm front moves in Wednesday afternoon, thunderstorms are expected to develop and could become severe this afternoon and tonight. Some of the stronger storms could create the potential for an isolated tornado Wednesday afternoon and evening, the NWS said. Several rounds of heavy storms will continue through Thursday, creating the potential for “significant flooding,” according to the NSW. The Joliet Weather Center reported a flood watch Wednesday through Friday cross most of Illinois. “Please be aware that …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
National Weather Service predicts heavy rain, strong winds, hail.
Looks like those April showers are here. The National Weather Service in Romeoville has issued a hazardous weather outlook, predicting a series of thunderstorms Wednesday that could produce very heavy rain, frequent lightning and hail the size of nickels. Isolated wind gusts of up to 60 mph are also possible, according to the NWS. After a wave of early morning showers, more storms are likely to move across the Romeoville area Wednesday afternoon before the threat of thunderstorms increases again Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Some areas could get more than two inches of rain by Thursday morning, according to the NWS. Another round of storms could make its way through the area Thursday, according to the weather outlook.
Monday, March 4, 2013
A winter storm warning is in effect.
Updated at 3:45 p.m. March 5: The Village of Romeoville issued a press release to let residents know that public works crews continue to clear village streets, and to issue a reminder about the odd-even parking restrictions that are in effect during heavy snowfall: As Public Works crews continue to clear the streets, residents are reminded of the odd-even parking restrictions in effect. When there are two (2) or more inches of snowfall "Odd-Even" street parking goes into effect so that streets may be plowed. Odd-Even street parking requires residents to park in front of even numbered addresses starting at 6:00 PM on the odd numbered calendar day until 6:00 PM of the even numbered calendar day. Odd-Even street parking requires residents to…
Monday, February 25, 2013
With snow falling since this morning and temperatures right on the freezing mark, streets are slushy and, in some spots, a little treacherous.
Update/3:15 p.m. Tuesday: The winter storm watch has been changed to a winter weather advisory, which is in effect until 9 p.m. Expect a combination of rain, snow and sleet this afternoon and evening before the storm passes through our area. The National Weather Service says we could get between three and five inches total, and that the situation will be exacerbated by winds clocking in at as high as 35 mph. With temperatures right at the freezing mark, wet snow has been falling fairly consistently since later morning and is causing some roads to be predictably slippery. We asked our Facebook readers about what they were seeing, and here's what they reported... Original story posted Monday afternoon: For the second time in less than a week…
Sunday, January 27, 2013
While the weather could still pose problems for those driving and walking, the slowly rising temperatures will change the precipitation to rain, forecast says.
The National Weather Service has canceled its winter storm alert for our area, but freezing rain is expected through early afternoon, according to the most recent forecast. The freezing rain advisory is in effect until 9 p.m. The advisory means that, because the ground is frozen, roadways and sidewalks will still be coated and will cause slippery conditions, the forecast said. As temperatures rise through the evening and night, however, the ice should melt and the rain should wash away what's on the ground. The high tonight is expected to be 34, and temps will continue to climb to 48 on Monday. The warm conditions will continue through Tuesday, when the high is predicted to be 62 before dropping into the 30s that night. Expect the …
Monday, January 21, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory, saying the combo of subzero temps and blowing wind can cause frostbite in 30 minutes.
It may have been cold Sunday night, but it's going to be seriously freezing tonight and will continue to be so through Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service based in Romeoville. A wind chill advisory and hazardous weather alert has been issued, with a low temperature tonight of 2 below zero that's going to feel much more like 18 below when the wind blows, the advisory for the Joliet/Romeoville area issued at 8:40 p.m. said. In the simplest terms, any longtime skin exposure's going to lead to hypothermia, the forecast said. "With wind chill values this low, frostbite to exposed skin can occurr in 30 minutes," the advisory said. The warning stays in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday, but don't expect any big increase in the …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The National Weather Service issued the advisory from 7 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday as cold weather moves into the area.
If you’ve been wondering where the winter weather has been in the greater Chicago area, brace yourself: The answer tonight is blowing in the wind. Strong winds will sweep through the Chicago area, bringing colder temperatures and the possibility of snow flurries Sunday and Monday. The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a wind advisory from 7 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday, according to Accuweather, as colder weather and possible snow flurries move into the area. The wind advisory forecasts west to northwest winds of 25 to 35 mph gusting to about 50 mph, although a few gusts up to 55 mph are possible. The advisory is accompanied by a gale warning fro Lake Michigan. Accuweather senior meteorologist Alex Sosnowski writes that…
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Sleet, freezing rain and snow are all possible.
Updated 9:45 p.m. A National Weather Service update predicts Will County will see a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow will continue overnight and diminish between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. NWS predicts a coating of ice in one tenth to two tenths of an inch and sleet accumulations between one inch and two. The NWS continues to caution that travel will be slippery. There is still spotty freezing drizzle that will occur after the main precipitation has ended. Original Story Will County is under a Winter Weather Advisory beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday night and continuing to about 9 a.m. Sunday morning. The forecast details rain turning into sleet and snow. A representation at the National Weather Service in Romeoville said that unlike the last local…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
National Weather Service forecasters are still not certain how much accumulation we might see, but the wind will definitely cause occasional white-out conditions.
Hang on to your hat! It's going to be one crazy weather day Thursday. It will start with occasional rain and nearly balmy temperatures of 48 to 50 by 11 a.m., according to the forecast for this area by the National Weather Service, based in Romeoville. By mid-afternoon, though, temps will be plummeting to 35 and a stong wind from the northwest -- with gusts ranging from 25 to 50 mph -- will kick in, forecasters say. Expect about an inch of snow accumulation initially and then potentially heavier snow overnight. Temps will fall even further, down to about 23, the forecast says. A winter storm watch will be in effect early Thursday evening throughout the night, with a chance of thunderstorms. A winter storm watch "means there is a potential …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather alert, warning of an unknown amount of accumulation and gusting winds that could be as high as 50 mph.
So, you thought we might skate through winter with fall-like temperatures and rainy days? Snap out of it! We live in the Chicago suburbs, for heaven's sake, and that means it's eventually going to snow. And if the most recent National Weather Service forecast for the Joliet area proves accurate, "eventually" arrives Thursday. There's an 100 percent chance of morning rain that day turning to afternoon snow, according to the Tuesday morning weather service forecast. A "special weather statement" said: "While there remains quite a bit of uncertainty on snowfall duration and amounts, one aspect that looks highly likely is that the west-northwest winds will become strong on Thursday afternoon and evening. Gusts should be up to 40 to 50 mph, and…