Chicago Weather Update: Showers Clearing, Warmer Temperatures Ahead
CBS 2 Meteorologist Robb Ellis provides the latest forecast for Sunday, June 11, 2023.
While it was nice to see some rain today, the amount was relatively small.
However, new data suggests that we may experience more rainfall in the next couple of days.
Even though we only had a few light showers on the east side of the lake, the clouds are now moving out, resulting in dropping temperatures.
Currently, the temperatures range from the 50s to the upper 40s, but it won’t be a drastic cooldown as the winds are still breezy, reaching speeds of 32 to almost 40 miles per hour.
Due to the strong winds, the lake is experiencing a bit of a disturbance, with wave heights ranging from 7 to 11 feet along the lakefront.
On a positive note, the rain has improved the air quality, particularly on the east side of the lake, where air quality has transitioned from poor to moderate.
Looking ahead, the forecast indicates a good amount of sunshine at the start of tomorrow.
However, as the day progresses, more clouds will move in, and by the evening and overnight, a few scattered showers may occur.
The chances for rain increase on Monday morning, with continued showers potentially affecting the Tuesday morning commute.
While the chances of rain in the afternoon are not significant, some models suggest the possibility of 1 to 2/10 of an inch of rainfall from the next system passing through.
It’s worth noting that due to the prevailing dry conditions, the models tend to overestimate rainfall, and the dry air conditions may still dominate.
Tomorrow’s forecast predicts a sunny day with a northwest wind, resulting in temperatures reaching the 70s.
The clouds will persist in the afternoon and evening, bringing a slight chance of scattered showers.
However, these chances are not substantial.
As we move forward, the rain chances will diminish, but a few isolated showers may still be possible.