The storms that rocked the Chicago area overnight weren’t enough to end the drought, but they were a good start.
Booming cracks of thunder awoke the Chicago area overnight, but many homeowners are finding more than just rain on the streets outside.
Most of the Chicago area has finally caught a break from the extreme heat, and even see a rip of thunder and a torrent of rain before the day is through.
It’s yet another sweltering day Monday, and more storms could be coming just a day after a quick round of thunderstorms wreaked havoc on the area.
Severe thunderstorms are moving through Chicago area Sunday that could produce 100 mile per hour winds and quarter size hail, according to the National Weather Service.
Following a day of triple-digit heat, the Chicago area is seeing some strong thunderstorms today.
Conditions will be idyllic as the work week comes to an end, but come the weekend, there is a chance of rain that could come when the Gay Pride Parade is in progress.
Kankakee County could also be in danger of flooding, weather officials say.
Chicago saw its second consecutive day of record heat on Monday, when the temperature reached 95 degrees at O’Hare International Airport early Monday afternoon.
Temperatures will be pleasant and cool for the rest of the day Friday, before rising through the weekend and spiking at a sweltering 94 degrees on Sunday.
A thunderstorm bringing winds up to 60 miles per hour will blow through parts of the northwest and west suburban Chicago area Tuesday night.
The summery sunshine of the midday hours Tuesday may be replaced by storms later in the afternoon, although the chance is only 30 percent.
Strong storms bringing heavy rainfall to the Chicago area Sunday night could cause flash flooding, according to the National Weather Service.
The worst of the severe weather is over now, but a chance of rain and even severe weather persists, and the temperate 80s are gone for the foreseeable future.
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning portions of northern Cook and DuPage counties through late Thursday.
Bermuda shorts have been the perfect attire so far for Thursday, but severe thunderstorms could be breezing in later in the afternoon.
Chicago’s weather will seem like a cross between Seattle and Miami Wednesday, as the temperatures climb to highs that palm trees would like, but the threat of off-and-on rain persists.
Storms may be coming to some parts of the Chicago area Tuesday afternoon, but it will all be worth it when the temperature jumps to 85 degrees on Wednesday.
The skies are dreary as rain falls off and on this Monday, but a little patience will pay off, because it will feel like summer again later in the week.
Rain will continue through the midday hours Wednesday, and thunderstorms could be cracking through the area later in the afternoon.