Good Monday morning! We hope you had a great weekend and we send our best for a great start to the week.
It was a beautiful weekend with plenty of sunshine both days and pleasant temperatures to go right along with it. We've been waiting for that! It would be so nice if we could keep that going to start the week, but it doesn't appear that will be the case.
Rain and wind will be moving back in today, with concerns for lakeshore flooding once again returning.
Today & Tonight
Everything should remain quiet for the morning commute, with temperatures in the 40s and 50s out the door. There could be a bit of fog on your drive, but we expect that to fade as winds pick up this morning.
With a dry start to the day, we should see these temperatures jump into the lower and middle 60s this afternoon.
Speaking of winds, plan for a windy day ahead. Expect sustained winds to pick up out of the southeast around 15-25 miles per hour with gusts eventually landing between 30-40 miles per hour.
Like we've seen so many times this year going back to the spring, Lakeshore Flood Advisories are once again being issued for the possibility of flooding near the shorelines to go along with erosion problems. Damage to structures like docks will also be possible. This is a great day to stay off piers!
The wind is enough of a concern, but rain will be coming along for the ride, too. Expect showers to gradually increase in coverage this afternoon, primarily 2 PM and afterward. Once they're here, the chances will run through this evening.
Severe weather is not expected, but not only do we have plenty of wind near the ground today, there is also plenty of wind aloft. If we can get some good showers going or even a thunderstorm, it won't take much to bring those stronger winds down to the surface. Bottom line, it could get gusty in any stronger showers or thunderstorms.
Rainfall amounts through 7 AM on Tuesday will generally run between 0.25"-0.75".
Showers should taper off toward the morning commute on Tuesday and winds will die down at least a little bit, which should set us up for smooth commute tomorrow. Overnight lows will fall into the middle and upper 40s.
Remember, you can always get your extended forecast on your terms, 24/7, by checking out the First Warn 5 7 Day Forecast in the weather section on our homepage!