🌖 🌗 🌑 🌓 Waning Gibbous Moon, sky cover overnight Fri. to Sat. 2% to 7% to 6%, winds NW to SW, 9 to 3 to 7 MPH, Low 24, 6a to 7a
IMPORTANT NOTE ON NWS DATA
NIGHT FORECASTS …
NOTE: Keep in mind lunar rise and set times don’t always correspond with night weather and early morning lows because on some days during the month the moon is visible in the sky predominantly during the daytime hours.
Overnight Thursday/Friday …
No Weather Hazards Expected
Looking forward to above normal temperatures next week.
A calm weather pattern is expected through the short term period as a surface ridge of high pressure builds into the region Friday night and overnight into Saturday. Thanks to the high pressure system, there are no significant weather concerns through the short term period.
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O’HARE FORECAST …
Forecast Beginning Friday Night, Feb. 10, 2023 …
Friday Night: Clear, with a low around 24. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest after midnight.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 45. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 28. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 49. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. West southwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Monday: Sunny, with a high near 47.
Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 30.
Tuesday: A chance of rain after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 48.
Tuesday Night: Rain, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 42. Breezy.
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 55.
Wednesday Night: A chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Thursday: Rain and snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47. Breezy.
Thursday Night: A chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 18. Blustery.
Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 27.
O’Hare forecast archive and hourly weather observations archive are available HERE on the CARDINAL NEWS Magazine.
NIGHT SKY THIS MONTH …
Check the night sky objects for this month and past months in the playlist from the Space Telescope Science Institute YouTube channel Backyard stargazers get a monthly guide to the northern hemisphere’s skywatching events with “Tonight’s Sky” (Musical track The Far River written by Jonn Serrie, from the album And the Stars Go With You courtesy of New World Music Ltd. Musical track The Far River written by Jonn Serrie, from the album And the Stars Go With You courtesy of New World Music Ltd).
Telephoto lens, ISO 100, f/11, Shutter Speed 1/100 to 1/125 for the Moon.
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Telephoto lens, ISO 1600, f/11, Shutter Speed 2.5″ for the skyline. The skyline exposure was toned down, and brightness and contrast was adjusted in Photoshop.
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Chicago/Romeoville, IL
512 PM CST Fri Feb 10 2023
.SHORT TERM… Issued at 119 PM CST Fri Feb 10 2023
Through Saturday night…
A rather benign weather pattern is expected through the short term period as a surface ridge of high pressure builds into the region tonight. For this reason, there are no significant weather concerns through the short term period.
In spite of the relatively colder airmass overhead today, full sun is helping temperatures warm well into the 30s to around 40 degrees this afternoon. Clear skies will continue tonight and the winds will become light as the aforementioned surface ridge of high pressure builds into the area. This will support strong radiational cooling overnight, with temperatures likely to bottom out in upper teens to low 20s into early Saturday morning. Shallow ground fog development cannot be ruled out in this regime late tonight, but it appears the rather dry airmass shifting into the area will limit the threat for more significant fog development tonight.
West-southwesterly winds are expected over the area during the day Saturday as the center of the surface ridge of high pressure settles over central parts of IL and IN. A slightly better surface gradient across far northern IL should also support some gustiness (up to around 25 mph) during the day for areas generally to the north of I-80. A warmer airmass will accompany these southwest winds, and this will lead to a warmer afternoon on Saturday. Forecast guidance favors temperatures at 925 mb to warm to around +2C during the daylight hours of Saturday, which is about 4-5C warmer than todays values. With another day of full sun expected Saturday, it is expected to be a rather pleasant early to mid February day, as afternoon highs likely to reach into the middle 40s in most locations.