Forecast Details for Albers, IL

Recent Locations: Albers, IL  
Overnight: Clear, with a low around 62. North wind around 5 mph.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 79. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 58. North wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming northeast around 6 mph in the morning.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. Light northeast wind.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 83.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 83.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66.
Monday: A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82.
Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.
Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.

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Weather Topic: What are Shelf Clouds?

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Shelf Clouds Next Topic: Sleet

A shelf cloud is similar to a wall cloud, but forms at the front of a storm cloud, instead of at the rear, where wall clouds form.

A shelf cloud is caused by a series of events set into motion by the advancing storm; first, cool air settles along the ground where precipitation has just fallen. As the cool air is brought in, the warmer air is displaced, and rises above it, because it is less dense. When the warmer air reaches the bottom of the storm cloud, it begins to cool again, and the resulting condensation is a visible shelf cloud.

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Weather Topic: What is Snow?

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Snow Next Topic: Stratocumulus Clouds

Snow is precipitation taking the form of ice crystals. Each ice crystal, or snowflake, has unique characteristics, but all of them grow in a hexagonal structure. Snowfall can last for sustained periods of time and result in significant buildup of snow on the ground.

On the earth's surface, snow starts out light and powdery, but as it begins to melt it tends to become more granular, producing small bits of ice which have the consistency of sand. After several cycles of melting and freezing, snow can become very dense and ice-like, commonly known as snow pack.

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