At 3PM Fri., Jan. 26, 2024, The Weather Channel forecast read, “Showers tapering off early with foggy conditions overnight. Areas of patchy fog. Low 34F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.”
The current temperature is hovering between 34 and 39 degrees. Ice and snow are melting, it’s drizzling here and there, and the DuPage River is up over the low flow walkways along the Riverwalk.
Beginning near Main Street and all along the winding path to the Jefferson Avenue Bridge, caution tape warns walkers to stay on high ground.
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Geese and ducks are sounding off all along the Riverwalk, especially gathering near the ice hockey rink near Centennial Beach.
The DuPage River is rushing. Remember to respect the power of water. Be safe.
Thanks to the Naperville Park District, the winding brick path was cleared for safe passage this afternoon. Yellow caution tape barricades prevent access to steps where water is high. Thanks to all crews out there working to keep the community safe.
Keep storm drains free of snow and ice
Finally, check the storm drains along the curb in your neighborhood. Storm drain covers need to be clear of ice along the curbs to help prevent flooding.
January 21 seems like just yesterday…
The other day, for a few brief hours, we had high hopes for sunny days during a trek up the backside of the Sled Hill in May Watts Park. Blue skies greeted youngsters on sleds and the temperature was way below zero.
On January 21, joyful sounds of kids all bundled up while sledding on the other side of this hill fill the air. A week later, caws from big black birds are less than cheerful.
Gray skies continue and all week families have been waiting for more sunshine to go with the rising temperatures.
No matter if the groundhog sees his shadow on Feb. 2, spring 2024 arrives on March 19.
Enjoy the great outdoors along the Riverwalk & in 140 local parks
Weekend Forecast from National Weather Service / 9PM Fri., Jan. 26, 35 degrees
Tonight / Patchy drizzle before midnight. Widespread dense fog, mainly after midnight. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 35. Calm wind becoming north northwest around 5 mph.
Saturday / Widespread dense fog, mainly before 10AM. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 40. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 10 mph.
Saturday Night / A 20 percent chance of rain before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 34. North wind 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday / Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. North northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Sunday Night / Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. West northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.