🌔 🌕 🌗 🌑 Waxing Gibbous Moon, sky cover overnight Sat. to Sun. 87% to 16% to 22%, winds NNW to N to NE to SE, 14 to 3 to 6 MPH, G23 to 16 MPH, Low 31, 5a to 6a
IMPORTANT NOTE ON NWS DATA
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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 Saturday/Sunday …
No Weather Hazards expected …
Cloud cover and surface winds will decrease across the area Saturday evening as a surface ridge of high pressure shifts overhead, which will support a chilly night across Chicagoland as the surface temperatures drop into the upper 20s to low 30s.
O’HARE FORECAST …
Forecast Beginning Saturday Night, Apr. 01, 2023 …
Saturday Night: Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 31. North northwest wind 10 to 15 mph becoming northeast 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Breezy, with a south wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Sunday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 5 to 10 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.
Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56. West wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon.
Monday Night: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a low around 43. East northeast wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday: A chance of showers before 10am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 10am and 1pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Tuesday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 52. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 90%.
Wednesday: A chance of showers before 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 60. Windy.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 30. Breezy.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 48. Breezy.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 32.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.
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
1149 PM CDT Sat Apr 1 2023
.SHORT TERM… Issued at 300 PM CDT Sat Apr 1 2023
Through Sunday night…
Gusty northerly winds and extensive cloud cover continue to result in a rather raw April 1 for the area, as surface temperatures struggle to warm into the lower 40s. Fortunately, the cloud cover and surface winds will decrease across the area this evening as a surface ridge of high pressure shifts overhead. This will support a chilly night across the area as the surface temperatures drop into the upper 20s to low 30s. However, we are expecting a quick recovery in temperatures on Sunday thanks to a return to breezy south winds and increased sunshine. While some gustiness up to 35 mph is likely during the day, high temperatures should top out well into the 50s to the low 60s during the afternoon. Quiet weather continues Sunday night as a weak surface cold front shifts into the area overnight.