Potential heavy rain in the forecast

Plus, I explain why "an east wind is an ill wind"

By Paul Gross - Meteorologist
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Mostly clear skies overnight, although we could see a few clouds starting to stream in toward dawn.  Lows in the mid 50s, with calm air.

You'll need the sunglasses on your way to work in the morning, but clouds will tend to increase during the day...especially by late afternoon.  It should remain dry, however.  Highs in the upper 70s.  HOWEVER, an east wind will develop, and keep you folks near the big lakes cooler.

Have you ever heard the old expression that "an east wind is an ill wind?"  Something to remember is that the air rotates counter-clockwise around low pressure.  That means that north of the low, the wind is blowing from the east.  So, as low pressure develops to our south and moves northward, an east wind typically develops…foretelling a spell of precipitation.  That's what's going to happen tomorrow, so if you're out and about during the day, try to notice the direction the wind is blowing from, and remember that this east wind is warning you about the approaching rain coming in later. Some of those old weather proverbs are actually true!

Rain and possibly a few thunderstorms develop Tuesday evening.  Some heavy rainfall is possible.  In fact, some of us could pick up well over an inch of rain Tuesday night through the day on Wednesday.  If flooding potential develops, I'll tweet updates (follow me at @PaulGrossLocal4).  Lows in the low 60s.

Rain and possible thunderstorms on Wednesday become more scattered later.  Highs in the mid 70s.  Scattered showers Wednesday night diminish.  Lows in the low 60s.

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