NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALERTS (as of 1/10/20 1530hrs)
LAKESHORE FLOOD WARNING in effect from Midnight on Saturday, January 11, 2020 until 0600hrs on Sunday, January 12, 2020. Significant lakeshore flooding is expected. Strong winds gusting up to 40 to 50 mph will build waves as high as 12 to 18 feet with occasional waves up to 23 feet. The winds and large battering waves combined with near record high lake levels could exacerbate already significant beach and shoreline erosion sustained in the past several months. Vulnerable structures along the shore may be heavily damaged. Additionally, Lake Shore Drive and the Lake Front Trail will be susceptible to lengthy closures due to the expected long duration of high winds and waves.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY in effect from 0600hrs on Saturday, January 11, 2020 until 0300hrs on Sunday, January 12, 2020. Rain is likely to change over to a period of light freezing rain and sleet Saturday morning. Total ice accumulations of up to one-tenth of an inch are possible Saturday morning. While precipitation may lighten in intensity late Saturday morning through mid-afternoon, a period of snow is likely to develop Saturday evening. Total snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Winds will gust as high as 45 mph overnight into Saturday and combined with ice and snow may cause further impacts.
FLOOD WATCH (Overland) in effect from 1800hrs on Friday, January 10, 2020 until 1800hrs on Saturday, January 11, 2020. Moderate to heavy rain will envelop the area Friday evening and continue into Saturday morning before becoming more periodic and eventually changing over to wintry precipitation Saturday afternoon or night. Rainfall totals through Saturday afternoon of two to four inches are expected, with locally higher amounts possible. Significant rainfall accumulations and high rainfall rates may cause flooding of area rivers and poor drainage areas.