Forecast Details for Gorham, IL

Recent Locations: Gorham, IL  
Current Alerts for Gorham, IL: Flood Warning
Overnight: Mostly clear, with a steady temperature around 66. Light north wind.
Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 81. North northeast wind 5 to 9 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 59. North northeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming northeast around 6 mph in the morning.
Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. North northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming north northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 64. Light northeast wind.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Calm wind becoming north northeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Sunday Night: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Light northeast wind.
Monday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Monday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Calm wind.
Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Calm wind becoming south southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. Light south southwest wind.
Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

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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 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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