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CHICAGO (CBS) — Menacing clouds, lightning and heavy rain swept through Chicago just in time for the morning rush Thursday, and more rain may be coming.
The storms blasted through the Chicago area rapidly around 8 a.m. Thursday, and anyone without an umbrella was left looking as if he’d stepped into the shower with his clothes on.
But while the storms were fast-moving and caught many people by surprise, they were not severe, reports CBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran. Severe weather was only seen far to the south in LaSalle County.
By the midday hours, there was a break in the rain for Chicago, with overcast skies and temperatures of 68 degrees at O’Hare International Airport and in Joliet, 69 degrees at Midway Airport and in Waukegan.
But a cold front will pass through on Thursday afternoon, and more storms could result. The storms will particularly target areas south of Interstate 80, and there is a risk for severe weather in that area.
The high for Thursday is 79 with northwest winds of 15-20 mph, but if you’re out overnight, you may need a jacket as the low drops to 59. The high on Friday drops to 73 as the cold front passes through, and rises to 74 on Saturday, 75 on Sunday, 77 on Monday, 81 on Tuesday and 83 on Wednesday.