Critical Fire Weather Concerns in the Plains; Powerful Storm in the West; Heavy Lake-Effect Snow Downwind of the Great Lakes

Very warm, dry air combined with winds gusting as high as 30 mph will support critical fire weather concerns across the central Plains through this afternoon. In the west, blizzard conditions in the mountains and heavy coastal rain will prevail through the weekend. Hazardous travel is anticipated. Lake-effect snow will develop over the upper parts of Michigan and southeast Lake Ontario today.
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5NM ENE Chicago IL

Marine Point Forecast

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  • Today

    Slight Chc Showers

    S 15kt
    1ft

    High: 44 °F

  • Tonight

    Slight Chc Showers

    SSW 10kt
    < 1ft

    Low: 38 °F

  • Saturday

    Mostly Sunny

    S 10kt
    < 1ft

    High: 55 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Mostly Clear

    S 15kt
    1ft

    Low: 46 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunny

    S 20kt
    2-3ft

    High: 67 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Slight Chc Showers

    S 20kt
    2-3ft

    Low: 53 °F

  • Monday

    Chance Showers

    S 15kt
    1ft

    High: 65 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Showers Likely

    S 15kt
    1ft

    Low: 46 °F

  • Tuesday

    Chance Showers

    N 15kt
    1ft

    High: 49 °F


High and low forecast temperature values represent air temperature.

Water temperature forecast is experimental.

Associated Zone Forecast which includes this point

Last Update: 1:26 am CST Mar 1, 2024
Forecast Valid: 5am CST Mar 1, 2024-6pm CST Mar 7, 2024

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Detailed Forecast

Today
S wind 10 to 15 kt. A slight chance of showers after 2pm. Waves around 1 ft.
Tonight
SSW wind around 10 kt, with gusts as high as 15 kt. A slight chance of showers before 7pm. Waves 1 ft or less.
Saturday
S wind around 10 kt, with gusts as high as 15 kt. Mostly sunny. Waves 1 ft or less.
Saturday Night
S wind 10 to 15 kt. Mostly clear. Waves around 1 ft.
Sunday
S wind 15 to 20 kt, with gusts as high as 30 kt. Sunny. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Sunday Night
S wind 10 to 20 kt, with gusts as high as 30 kt. A slight chance of showers after midnight. Waves 2 to 3 ft.
Monday
S wind 10 to 15 kt, with gusts as high as 25 kt. A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Waves around 1 ft.
Monday Night
S wind around 15 kt becoming WNW after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 kt. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Waves around 1 ft.
Tuesday
NW wind around 15 kt becoming NNE in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 20 kt. A chance of showers. Waves around 1 ft.

*Notices:

  1. This forecast is for a single location. For safety concerns, mariners should be aware of the weather over a larger area. Forecast information for a larger area can be found within the zone forecast and the NDFD graphics.
  2. The forecast conditions at a particular point may not exceed the criteria of a Small Craft Advisory, Gale, Storm etc. These watches/warnings/advisories are issued for the entire zone in which the point resides and mariners should act accordingly.
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Point Forecast: 41.88°N 87.59°W
Last Update: 1:26 am CST Mar 1, 2024
Forecast Valid: 5am CST Mar 1, 2024-6pm CST Mar 7, 2024
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