Skies will become cloudy Saturday morning, with showers and even a few thunderstorms developing across much of the area by late morning or early afternoon and persisting into Saturday night. Breezy south-southeast winds will gust 30-35 mph at times.
A sharp cold front will move through late Saturday night, leading to very windy conditions on Sunday. West winds will likely gust or 45 mph or higher Sunday. Dry but seasonably cool weather is then expected into next week.
…WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT CST /1 AM EST/ TONIGHT
TO 6 PM CST /7 PM EST/ SUNDAY…
* WHAT…West winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 to 50 mph.
* WHERE…All of central and northern Illinois and northwest
* WHEN…From midnight CST /1 AM EST/ tonight to 6 PM CST /7 PM
* IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects and
compromise some outdoor tent structures. Tree limbs could be
blown down and a few power outages may result.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Gusty south to southeast winds up to 35 to
40 mph are possible this evening. The strongest winds are
expected late tonight and through early Sunday afternoon. A few
gusts up to 55 mph are possible.
Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects
Breezy south-southeast winds are expected Saturday, with gusts up to 35 mph possible by afternoon. Winds will shift west behind a cold front late Saturday night, and become very strong and gusty into Sunday. Expect frequent gusts of 45 mph or higher.
Drivers of high profile vehicles should plan for hazardous travel conditions, especially on north to south roads on Sunday. Secure or bring loose objects indoors before the strongest winds arrive.
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