Flooding and Severe Weather Risk Continues This Weekend

More heavy rain will exacerbate flooding in the central and southern U.S. this weekend. In addition, over portions of the Mississippi, Ohio, and Tennessee Valleys, severe thunderstorms are expected. Some storms may produce large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes. Meanwhile, snow and ice will again affect the Cascades, northern Rockies, upper Midwest, and New England through Sunday.

Coastal Waters Forecast for Wilmette Harbor to Northerly Island IL (LMZ741) (Text-Only)
NWS Forecast for: Wilmette Harbor to Northerly Island IL (LMZ741)
Issued by: National Weather Service Chicago, IL
Last Update: 253 PM CST Sat Feb 24 2018

Tonight: East winds 15 to 25 kt becoming southeast to 30 kt by mid evening, then becoming southwest gales to 35 kt late. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Rain decreasing overnight. Waves 2 to 4 ft building to 4 to 6 ft occasionally to 8 ft.

Sunday: West gales to 40 kt becoming southwest to 30 kt in the afternoon. Sunny. Waves 3 to 5 ft subsiding to 2 to 4 ft in the afternoon.

Sunday Night: Southwest winds 15 to 25 kt. Mostly clear. Waves 1 to 3 ft subsiding to 1 ft or less after midnight.

Monday: Southwest winds 10 to 15 kt. Sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.

Zone Forecast: Wilmette Harbor to Northerly Island IL (LMZ741)

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