Wind Advisory for Chicago Area Lifted

Winds of up to 45 mph are expected throughout the day

By Lisa Balde
|  Friday, Apr 15, 2011  |  Updated 10:11 PM CDT
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Ginger Zee says we're expecting a chilly and rainy day.

Ginger Zee says we're expecting a chilly and rainy day.

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UPDATE: The advisory was allowed to expire at 9 p.m.

Insert your Windy City joke here.

A wind advisory went into effect for Chicago and the suburbs until 9 p.m. Friday, and the National Weather Service warns winds could blow as hard as 45 mph throughout the day.

Gusts are expected to increase to 20 to 30 mph early Friday, then subside into the evening before kicking back up again on Saturday. Use extra caution while driving, the NWS says, and be careful around the lake.

Lake Michigan waves could grow to 10 to 14 feet and could result in some lakeshore flooding.

This weekend, it's back to business as usual for springtime Chicago weather.

NBC 5's Ginger Zee reports clouds and rain with temperatures in the mid-40s during the day on Saturday. Overnight, a mixture of rain possibly turning to snow is expected to move through the area.

April showers start Sunday and continue through the week.
 

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