Thursday, April 18, 2013
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Southeastern Cook County effective until noon Thursday.
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Thursday, April 18
Runoff from Wednesday afternoon’s torrential downpours and more rain forecasted for Thursday is posing a flash flood threat to southeastern Cook County until noon, according to the National Weather Service. Much of the warning area has already received between 1 and 3 inches of rainfall during the day Wednesday, with the potential for another 1 to 2 inches through Thursday. Areas that may experience flooding includ Alsip and Blue Island. Thursday's forecast calls for more heavy rain of possibly one to two inches, as another line of thunderstorms is expected to move through the area, with highes reaching 72 degrees. You may want to keep the thunder shirt out for the dog. Sign up for Oak Lawn Patch breaking news alerts and follow us on …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Oak Lawn announces public and parochial school closings due heavy forecasted snowfall on Tuesday, March 5.
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Oak Lawn public and parochial schools announce closings for Tuesday, March 5. Snowfall of up to 10 inches possible.
Tuesday, 1:56 p.m. - The Children's Museum in Oak Lawn will close early at 3 p.m. Tuesday, 11:04 a.m. - Saint Xavier University is closing at 2 p.m. Tuesday. This includes the Chicago and Orland Park campuses. Moraine Valley Community College will close at 2 p.m. Tuesday. St. Gerald's School and extended after school care will be open on Tuesday, but after school activities are canceled. Teams should contact their coaches about practices. Tuesday, 10:52 a.m. - Richards High School and all Dist. 218 schools will close today at 1 p.m. All after-school activities are postponed Tuesday. Shepard High School winter sports awards dinner planned for Tuesday is postponed. All Dist. 218 schools will start one hour later at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Buses…
Up to eight inches may fall in some areas Monday night and Tuesday throughout the day.
Light snow Monday may develop into heavier snowfall throughout the night and all day Tuesday, according to a warning from the National Weather Service. Accumulation rates of up to 1.5 inches an hour may lead to an estimated 4 to 8 inches of snow. Check out this post on how to prevent a heart attack while you're shoveling snow tomorrow. You can track the storm as it approaches the Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park and Beverly-Mt. Greenwood area using our live weather map. Just type in your zipcode or town to get a view of your neighborhood. What to read next:
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Up to six-inches of snow predicted Thursday evening. Track the storm's path to Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park and Beverly-Mt. Greenwood using our interactive weather map.
The forecasted snow expected to hit local area on Thursday evening is anticipated to be the heaviest snowfall this winter, with up to six inches of snow accumulation predicted in some parts of the Chicago region. Evergreen Park, Oak Lawn, Beverly-Mt. Greenwood and other nearby communities can expect to see snow developing late afternoon into the early evening. Use our handy live weather map to track the storm’s path to the Southland. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory, which makes sense because it’s winter—and February. A winter weather advisory means periods of snow, sleet or freezing ran may produce hazardous road conditions and other traveling difficulties. So be prepared for slippery roads and limited …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The National Weather Service’s early morning freezing rain alert has evolved into warnings of a potential snowstorm this evening.
What began as freezing rain this morning may develop into snow showers later tonight. The National Weather Service issued a weather alert, warning of 1 to 4 inches of snow between 2 p.m. and 9 p.m., with northern Cook County seeing the heaviest accumulation. The advisory will last until midnight. The rain is expected to turn to snow beginning around 5 or 6 p.m.—"in time for the evening rush," the weather service said in the advisory. The heavy snowfall could reduce visibility to under a mile, the service warns. Drivers are also urged to use caution while driving in snowy weather, as road conditions are likely to become hazardous.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Sleet hitting the frozen ground could create iced-over roads and walks, and ice accumulation could break tree limbs and down power lines, the forecast says.
Saturday, January 26
The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm alert for sleet and ice that will begin falling Sunday morning and not let up till late Sunday night. The good news is that warming temperatures will convert the freezing condensation to rain overnight, and thus shouldn't endanger people driving to work Monday, according to the forecast issued at 10:30 a.m. today. However, before that happens, the potential for "significant" ice accumulations will make driving conditions difficult and present the potential for breaking tree limbs and downed power lines, the forecast said. "Pavement and soil temperatures are below freezing so any liquid precipitation will likely freeze on contace and result in very icy and dangerous travele conditions …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Minor storm damage reported in Oak Lawn on Tuesday. Village cooling centers open Wednesday with returned of triple-digit temps.
Although not the magnitude of the June 4, 2011 microburst, there was some minor tree and property damage after squall line of thunderstorms swept through Oak Lawn early Tuesday morning. Wind gusts of up to 58mph were reported in Brems, IN. The Chicago Weather Center blog reported that the storm traveled 1,000 miles in 19 hours. Oak Lawn Village Manager Larry Deetjen said there were some trees down and power outages in the village. “Some portable generators were delivered to medical needs households and ComEd was alerted,” Deetjen said by email. Readers posted photos of Tuesday' storm damage on the Oak Lawn Patch Facebook page. The Marquette Bank sign at 104th Street and Cicero Avenue was knocked down by the wind. Downed trees near 108th …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Here we go again--100-plus degree temperatures predicted for Tuesday. Oak Lawn will open cooling centers.
Get ready because it’s going to be another scorcher. Oak Lawn and the Chicago region are under a heat advisory with temperatures expected to soar above 100 degrees on Tuesday. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory in effect from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday. Expect high temperatures around 100 degrees across Cook County on Tuesday afternoon. The heat index is expected to range between 100 and 100 degrees in the afternoon and early evening. According to weather god, Tom Skilling, chief meteorologist for WGN, the summer of 2012 may be on track to set a new record of 90-degree plus days. The current record of 90-plus degree days stands at 47 set in 1988. So far, 2012 has logged 30 days 90-degrees or more. Know the signs of …
Friday, July 6, 2012
Friday may be the hottest day yet of the oppressive 3-day heat wave. Oak Lawn cooling centers will remain open Friday for those who need to cool off.
Oak Lawn and the Chicago region remain under an excessive heat warning with Friday possibly being the hottest day yet of a record-tying third day of 100-plus degree temperatures. Sign up for the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. Friday’s temperatures will range from 100 to 105 degrees, with the heat index soaring late morning/afternoon to 107 to 113 degrees. The National Weather Service’s excessive heat warning remains in effect until 10 p.m. Friday. The heat wave is expected to break Friday night bringing us from hell to sweltering with 88-degree highs predicted for Saturday, according to the Chicago Weather Center. Temperatures will be in the mid to high 80s through Wednesday, when the mercury hits the 90s again. Know …