Once fog exits, Saturday heads for the 50s a second consecutive day; only the fifth time November 2012 has generated temps milder than normal

Light winds and clear skies overnight have provided a perfect environment for fog formation across portions of the Chicago metro area. But, daytime heating is to go to go to work on this fog expeditiously Saturday morning, dissipating it and sending temperatures above 50-degrees Saturday afternoon for only the second time since last Sunday.

Saturday’s 56-degree predicted high is to be 9-degrees above normal and 2-degrees milder than Friday’s 54. But it’s also only the fifth time this month that an average of a day’s high and low temperature has finished above normal.

It won’t be the last time either—certainly not with the Chicago area in the midst of a warmer than normal weather regime over much of the coming week. The warm-up is not likely to end—though night-time temperatures will be cool—until a cold front passes Thanksgiving (Thursday) night.



Quiet weather in the nation’s mid-section over coming days in stark contrast to storminess affecting both coasts



Sections of the nation’s coastlines are under meteorological assault. Coastal flooding and erosion brought on in recent days by an Eastern Seaboard nor’easter is showing little sign of abating anytime soon.

Days of northeasterly winds, spanning quite a stretch of the Atlantic, have churned coastal waters there into a frenzy—and this event is far from over!  The pile-up of water which has resulted as a result of the the extended span of time these northeast winds have been blowing toward the coastline is behind the troubles facing residents from the Delmarva Peninsula south to the Carolinas and Florida. Sections of beach near St. Augustine, Florida all but disappeared beneath salt water at high tide Friday as did sections of Highway 12 far to the north on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

The Pacific Northwest is the other region of the country being blasted by storminess which may lead to heavy rains and flooding at lower elevations and as much as 3 to 5 feet of snow in some of the region’s mountains. A succession of storms is expected to keep the weather there in a dicey state through next week.

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