Thick Fog Across I-80 Corridor
Visibility is down to half a mile around the Joliet area due to dense fog. The fog this morning stretches across the I-80 corridor and Kankakee River Valley.
The thickest and most widespread fog is north of Interstate 80. However, some locations south of there including Morris, Joliet, and Kankakee, will see some dense fog through at least 7 to 8 a.m.
Meanwhile, torrential rain, flash flooding, hail and damaging winds on Friday night caused problems on the roads in the air and disrupted high school footfall and even the WJOL signal. The heaviest rainfall amount on Friday was in Channahon with 8.03 inches, 7.53 inches fell in Morris. There were 900 flights cancelled at O’Hare Airport on Friday.
Becoming sunny and warm today, feeling more like Summer than Autumn. High today 85 with a heat index of 92.
Meanwhile, parts of the West are digging out from under as much as three feet of snow after a large storm system brought blizzard conditions. The storm has impacted parts of California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Idaho, Nevada and Utah. The National Weather Service says some wintry conditions will last into today with temperatures as much as 30 degrees below normal. Forecasters called the storm historic with some temperature records at risk of being broken. In Spokane, Washington, the city saw its first September snow since 1926 and in Montana, the governor has declared a winter storm emergency.