Slightly better chance of storms next few days

Yeah, it’s a slim chance…but it’s at least SOMETHING! The intense 100 degree heat we experienced on Thursday will pivot a little further south on Friday with middle 90s likely here in Northern Illinois. 100 degree temps are still possible south of I-80 as a front becomes hung up between LaSalle and Peoria. All eyes will be on the main branch of the jetstream which slowly nudges south from the US/Canadian border into Minnesota and Wisconsin.

These two factors, plus a few upstream thunderstorm clusters bring at least a chance of storms to our forecast. Today, our drought officially was designated a “Moderate Drought” from the University of Nebraska, the unit responsible for analyzing dry conditions. So any rainfall…even a few sprinkles are welcome!

Storm clusters, known as Mesoscale Convective Systems may be born in Northwest Iowa during the next 24-48 hours. A west to east jetstream wind will move these storms in our direction. The timing will be almost impossible to forecast, but it still warrants 20-30 percent probabilities of precipitation into the weekend.

Keep doing your rain dances everybody!!! -ES


Posted under drought, record weather, severe weather

This post was written by qni_it on June 28, 2012

1 Comment so far

  1. Karen June 28, 2012 6:35 PM

    what are the chances of them being severe..tornados?

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