Monday, May 20, 2013
Large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are all possible, according to a the National Weather Service.
Serious storms may be headed our way, warns the National Weather Service. The storm system that dropped large hail and tornadoes on parts of Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma is now headed toward Illinois. The National Weather Service has placed most of Illinois—including Will County—in the "slight risk" category for severe weather on Monday and Tuesday. The main threats on both days consist of damaging winds and large hail. The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center noted in its technical discussions that isolated tornadoes are also possible on Monday and Tuesday. "The most violent storms will ignite during the afternoon and evening hours as daytime heating causes instability," Accuweather.com Meteorologist Meghan Evans wrote in her…
Monday, March 4, 2013
Lincoln-Way, Frankfort and Summit Hill schools have all announced that classes will be canceled March 5.
Lincoln-Way School District 210, Frankfort School District 157-C and Summit Hill School District 161 have all announced on their respective district websites that school will be canceled March 5. All Lincoln-Way athletics and activities are also canceled. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning that is in effect from 3 a.m. to midnight on Tuesday. Light snow is expected Monday night and will become heavier Tuesday morning and throughout the day. We can expect as much as seven to 10 inches, according to the forecast. Accumulation could reach one to two inches an hour, making snow removal difficult. The NWS also reports that winds might reach 25 to 30 mph, increasing the possibility of large snow drifts. We'll be …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Up to six-inches of snow predicted Thursday evening.Track the storm's path to New Lenox, Mokena and Frankfort using our interactive weather map.
The forecasted snow expected to hit the Lincoln-Way communities on Thursday evening is anticipated to be the heaviest snowfall this winter, with three-to-six inches of snow accumulation predicted. New Lenox, Mokena and Frankfort can expect to see snow developing after 9 p.m. tonight. Use our handy live weather map to track the storm’s path to the Southland. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, which makes sense because it’s winter—and February. A winter weather advisory means periods of snow, sleet or freezing ran may produce hazardous road conditions and other traveling difficulties. So be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities. The weather advisory takes effect at 9 p.m. Thursday and ends at 6 …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The National Weather Service’s early morning freezing rain alert has evolved into warnings of a potential snowstorm this evening.
What began as freezing rain this morning may develop into snow showers later tonight. The National Weather Service issued a weather alert, warning of 1 to 4 inches of snow between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m., with northern Cook County seeing the heaviest accumulation. The advisory will last until midnight. The rain is expected to turn to snow beginning around 5 or 6 p.m.—"in time for the evening rush," the weather service said in the advisory. The heavy snowfall could reduce visibility to under a mile, the service warns. Drivers are also urged to use caution while driving in snowy weather, as road conditions are likely to become hazardous.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Sleet hitting the frozen ground could create iced-over roads and walks, and ice accumulation could break tree limbs and down power lines, the forecast says.
Saturday, January 26
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm alert for sleet and ice that will begin falling Sunday morning and not let up till late Sunday night. The good news is that warming temperatures will convert the freezing condensation to rain overnight, and thus shouldn't endanger people driving to work Monday, according to the forecast issued at 10:30 a.m. today. However, before that happens, the potential for "significant" ice accumulations will make driving conditions difficult and present the potential for breaking tree limbs and downed power lines, the forecast said. "Pavement and soil temperatures are below freezing so any liquid precipitation will likely freeze on contace and result in very icy and dangerous travele conditions …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill advisory, saying the combo of subzero temps and blowing wind can cause frostbite in 30 minutes.
It may have been cold Sunday night, but it's going to be seriously freezing tonight and will continue to be so through Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service based in Romeoville. A wind chill advisory and hazardous weather alert was issued Monday for the Lincoln-Way area, with a low temperature of 2 below zero that felt much more like 18 below when the wind blew. In the simplest terms, any longtime skin exposure's going to lead to hypothermia, the forecast said. "With wind chill values this low, frostbite to exposed skin can occurr in 30 minutes," the advisory said. The warning stays in effect until 10 a.m. Tuesday, but don't expect any big increase in the temps. The high is predicted to be 9 and the overnight Tuesday low…
Monday, January 21, 2013
Wind chill values are expected to fall as low as 25 degrees below zero during the night.
The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a wind chill advisory for Will County from 6 p.m. Jan. 21 to 10 a.m. Jan. 22. Wind chill values during the evening and overnight are expected to fall as low as 25 degrees below zero. Such low wind chill values can cause frostbite to skin within 30 minutes of exposure. Anyone who must venture outdoors during the night is advised to wear a hat and gloves. Like New Lenox Patch / Mokena Patch / Frankfort Patch on Facebook
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Sleet, freezing rain and snow are all possible.
Updated 9:45 p.m. A National Weather Service update predicts Will County will see a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow that will continue overnight and diminish between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. NWS predicts a coating of ice in one tenth to two tenths of an inch and sleet accumulations up to between one inch and two. The NWS continues to caution that travel will be slippery. There is still spotty freezing drizzle that will occur after the main precipitation has ended. --- Will County is under a Winter Weather Advisory beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday night and continuing to about 9 a.m. Sunday morning. The forecast details rain turning into sleet and snow. A representation at the National Weather Service in Romeoville said that unlike the last local…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
National Weather Service forecasters are still not certain how much accumulation we might see, but the wind will definitely cause occasional white-out conditions.
Hang on to your hat! It's going to be one crazy weather day Thursday. It will start with occasional rain and nearly balmy temperatures of 48 to 50 by 11 a.m., according to the forecast for this area by the National Weather Service, based in Romeoville. By mid-afternoon, though, temps will be plummeting to 35 and a stong wind from the northwest -- with gusts ranging from 25 to 50 mph -- will kick in, forecasters say. Expect about an inch of snow accumulation initially and then potentially heavier snow overnight. Temps will fall even further, down to about 23, the forecast says. A winter storm watch will be in effect early Thursday evening throughout the night, with a chance of thunderstorms. A winter storm watch "means there is a potential …
Monday, December 17, 2012
A storm system could dump 6 to 12 inches of snow on the Midwest this Thursday.
It's time to get those shovels ready. Chicago's snow-less streak is expected to end Thursday with a storm that could drop six to 12 inches of snow on the Midwest, according to the Chicago Tribune. It's unclear at this point which areas will see the most snow but "current models suggest the heaviest snowfall will land to the west of Chicago, from northern Missouri through eastern Iowa, up into Wisconsin," according to the Tribune. The snow has been a long-time coming this winter season. On Sunday, Chicago surpassed the record for latest first measurable snowfall, according to the National Weather Service. The old record was set on Dec. 16, 1965. —by Amie Schaenzer