Dangerous beach conditions Thursday afternoon to Friday night in Chicago, but Fourth of July weekend looks beautiful
Chicago-area Lake Michigan beaches will see waves up to 8 feet high and dangerous swimming conditions Thursday afternoon and Friday before a warm and sunny July 4 weekend, according to the National Weather Service.chicagotribune.com
VHSL Wrestling Championships: Classes 1 and 4
SALEM, Va. – Salem Civic Center will be the epicenter of VHSL State wrestling championships for the next 3 days. The Golden Wave advanced 9 wrestlers into Finals matches, resulting in 6 first place wins. Galax had an individual champion in Brender Rojas at the 285 pound weight class. Down in Virginia Beach at the Class 4 championships, Amherst County finished 4th as a team. The Lancers had an individual winner at the 182 weight class in Kaine Morris.
Illinois reports 2,944 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, lowest since beginning of fall surge in mid-October
In the nine-county region in the northwest corner of the state, which includes Rockford, DeKalb and Galena, and the 20-county region just south of it that stretches from Kendall and Grundy counties to the Quad Cities and Peoria, restaurants and bars are now open for indoor dining and drinking for parties of up to 10 people, as long as indoor tables are spaced at least 6 feet apart.chicagotribune.com
Freezing rain, ice, possible snow in store for New Year’s Day weather: ‘Everybody needs to be careful out there.’
As the new year began, the long-term outlook for the rest of winter in the Chicago area was not so bad. A La Nina system of cooler temperatures in the east Pacific was expected to continue the mild pattern seen in the fall, with slightly above average temperatures, but also a chance of slightly greater than normal precipitation.chicagotribune.com
Forecasters: 'Significant frost risk’ overnight throughout much of northern Illinois, northwest Indiana
The weather service issued a warning for significant frost risk late Sunday and early Monday, “away from the urban center of Chicago,” according to its website. Counties listed under the hazardous weather outlook were: Boone, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Ford, Grundy, Iroquois, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, LaSalle, McHenry, Ogle, Will and Winnebago in Illinois and Benton, Jasper, Lake, Newton and Porter in Indiana.chicagotribune.com
Rural Retreat, Christiansburg earn state silver at wrestling championships
Salem, Va. – Southwest Virginia’s top team contender in the class 1 ranks remains Rural Retreat. The Knights Mason Stewart won the 138-pound crown with a 5-2 decision, to help his father’s team to a program best--third place team finish. .I"I feel like most of the people on my team know what to do next year, we’re gonna bring it next year. I think they’re going to know how to overcome that and get in the finals next year," Mason Stewart explained. The Blue Demons won this head to head battle with the Trojans at 120, when Brandon Crowder racked up a 3-0 decision win.