Forecast Details for Waukegan, IL

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Today: A 30 percent chance of showers, mainly after 4pm. Areas of dense fog before 8am. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a high near 47. Light southeast wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 7pm and 11pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 43. East southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Tuesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 10am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph increasing to 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 44. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers after 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 61. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph.
Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45. Breezy.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 46.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Saturday: A slight chance of rain and snow showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 51.
Saturday Night: A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36.
Sunday: A slight chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 49.

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Weather Topic: What is Drizzle?

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Drizzle is precipitation in the form of water droplets which are smaller than raindrops.

Drizzle is characterized by fine, gently falling droplets and typically does not impact human habitation in a negative way. The exception to this is freezing drizzle, a condition where drizzle freezes immediately upon reaching earth's surface. Freezing drizzle is still less dangerous than freezing rain, but can potentially result in hazardous road conditions.

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Fog is technically a type of stratus cloud, which lies along the ground and obscures visibility.

It is usually created when humidity in the air condenses into tiny water droplets. Because of this, some places are more prone to foggy weather, such as regions close to a body of water.

Fog is similar to mist; both are the appearance of water droplets suspended in the air, but fog is the term applied to the condition when visibility is less than 1 km.

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