High wind warning in effect- winds are howling across the Chicago area

Strong winds blowing out of the southwest are sweeping through the Chicago area. Temperatures are still mild, but will be falling through the evening as cold air moves into the area. Some  light snow may occur across the area before daybreak but amounts are expected to be minor.

The 7pm Chicago area weather roundup shows wind gusting as high as 45 mph at Morris and 44 mph at West Chicago.

CHICAGO AREA WEATHER ROUNDUP
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO/ROMEOVILLE IL
700 PM CST THU FEB 20 2014

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.

ILZ005-006-012>014-019>023-210200-
NORTHEAST ILLINOIS

CITY           SKY/WX    TMP DP  RH WIND       PRES   REMARKS
OHARE          CLOUDY    49  45  86 SW23G32   29.21R
MIDWAY         MOCLDY    49  49 100 S20G29    29.25R
AURORA         MOCLDY    42  36  79 SW31G43   29.27R
LANSING*       CLOUDY    48  47  96 SW22G28   29.30R
JOLIET*        MOCLDY    46  42  87 SW24G31   29.31R
WAUKEGAN       FOG       37  37 100 S9        29.19F VSB 1/4
DUPAGE AIRPORT MOCLDY    43  39  87 SW32G44   29.25R
WHEELING       CLOUDY    48  46  93 SW20G29   29.22S
KANKAKEE*      PTCLDY    44  38  79 SW31G43   29.35R
MORRIS*        CLOUDY    41  41 100 SW32G45   29.30R
LEWIS AIRPORT* MOCLDY    46  45  99 SW28G37   29.27R
NORTHERLY IS     N/A     53  49  86 S23         N/A
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