Rain about over, but temps to crash this afternoon as strong cold front passes

The rain is winding down across the Chicago area late this morning after overnight and morning totals that ranged from about three-quarters to more than an inch. Strong gusty south winds that accompanied the rain have kept temperatures balmy with readings in the middle and upper 50s. However, that is about to change as a mid-day cold front sweeps through the area. Temperatures will crash in the wake of the front as strong and gusty northwest winds send the mercury tumbling through the 40s into the upper 30s.

At 10am temperatures had dropped into the lower 40s in northwest Illinois where reading were in the lower 40s.

 

ILLINOIS REGIONAL WEATHER ROUNDUP
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
1000 AM CST WED NOV 06 2013

NOTE: "FAIR" INDICATES FEW OR NO CLOUDS BELOW 12,000 FEET WITH NO
SIGNIFICANT WEATHER AND/OR OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISIBILITY.

* THESE STATIONS ARE NOT UNDER NWS QUALITY CONTROL. THEY ALSO MAY NOT
  REPORT WEATHER SUCH AS PRECIPITATION OR FOG.

ILZ001-002-007-009-015-016-024-061700-
NORTHWEST ILLINOIS

CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
MOLINE         CLOUDY    41  38  89 NW15G23   29.95R
STERLING*      CLOUDY    43  39  87 NW17G26   29.90R
SAVANNA*       CLOUDY    41  38  89 NW14G23   29.92R
$$

ILZ003-004-008-010-011-017-018-061700-
NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS

CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
ROCKFORD       DRIZZLE   43  41  93 NW16G23   29.88R
FREEPORT*      LGT RAIN  41  39  93 NW14      29.90R
ROCHELLE*      DRIZZLE   44  42  93 W18G26    29.86R
DE KALB*       RAIN      54  52  92 W20G25    29.82R
PERU*          CLOUDY    47  45  93 W18G26    29.87R FOG
$$

ILZ005-006-012>014-019>023-061700-
NORTHEAST ILLINOIS

CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHICAGO-OHARE  LGT RAIN  57  55  93 SW17      29.78F
CHICAGO-MIDWAY LGT RAIN  57  55  93 S13G25    29.81F
AURORA         CLOUDY    57  55  93 S20G26    29.80F FOG
LANSING*       RAIN      55  53  92 SW18G30   29.84F
JOLIET*        CLOUDY    56  54  94 S13G18    29.82F
WAUKEGAN       LGT RAIN  56  55  97 S15       29.75F
DUPAGE AIRPORT CLOUDY    57  55  93 S17G25    29.78F
KANKAKEE*      CLOUDY    55  54  94 S20G26    29.87F
WHEELING       LGT RAIN  58  54  86 S15G22    29.79F
MORRIS*        CLOUDY    58  57  96 SW16      29.81F
ROMEOVILLE*    CLOUDY    56  55  95 SW20      29.81F
NORTHERLY ISL    N/A     56  53  90 S14         N/A
$$

LMZ740>746-061700-
SOUTHERN LAKE MICHIGAN

STATION/POSITION SKY/WX   TEMP    WIND        PRES    VSBY  WAVE
                          AIR SEA DIR/SP/G                  HT/PER
                          (F)     (DEG/KT/KT) (MB)    (MI)  (FT/S)
SOUTHERN BUOY              54 52  200/ 21/ 27 1008.3F         5/ 6
WAUKEGAN HARBOR            55     210/ 17/ 20 1008.8F
HARRISON CRIB              55     200/ 24/ 29   N/A
BURNHAM HARBOR             56     180/ 13/ 17   N/A
CALUMET HARBOR             56     200/ 12/ 17 1010.8S
BURNS HARBOR               56     210/ 21/ 28 1011.5S
MICHIGAN CITY              55     180/ 22/ 30   N/A
$$

ILZ025>027-034>036-040-047-049-050-058-095>099-061700-
WEST-CENTRAL ILLINOIS

CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
QUINCY         CLOUDY    41  37  86 NW20      30.03R
GALESBURG*     CLOUDY    40  39  97 W21G29    29.98R
MACOMB*        CLOUDY    42  42  99 W15G25    30.02R
JACKSONVILLE*  CLOUDY    45  43  93 W21G28    30.01R FOG
PITTSFIELD*    CLOUDY    44  41  89 NW17G26   30.02R
$$

ILZ028>032-037-038-041>044-048-051>054-059>061-061700-
CENTRAL ILLINOIS

CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
PONTIAC        CLOUDY    59  57  94 S15       29.85F
BLOOMINGTON    LGT RAIN  56  56 100 S22G28    29.86F FOG
DECATUR        CLOUDY    57  55  93 S16       29.91F
PEORIA         LGT RAIN  45  42  89 W21G30    29.95R FOG
LACON*         RAIN      45  44  95 W12G22    29.91R
LINCOLN*       RAIN      58  56  93 W16G24    29.92R
SPRINGFIELD    LGT RAIN  48  48 100 W16G38    29.96R FOG
TAYLORVILLE    CLOUDY    55  54  94 SW14      29.93R
$$

ILZ033-039-045-046-055>057-062-063-061700-
EAST-CENTRAL ILLINOIS

CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
CHAMPAIGN      LGT RAIN  55  53  93 S23G32    29.91F
RANTOUL*       CLOUDY    56  53  89 S15G23    29.92F
MATTOON        LGT RAIN  53  52  96 S17G29    29.95F
PARIS*         CLOUDY    54  52  92 S25G32    29.98F
Colder air approaching Chicago

Colder air approaching Chicago

$$

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