CHICAGO (CBS) — Scattered showers and thunderstorms were expected to roll through the Chicago area Monday afternoon.
The day started off dry and sunny, as many areas recovered from flash floods and hail that wreaked havoc in parts of the Chicago area.
With temperatures rising into the low 80s by early Monday afternoon, a new round of storms could begin moving in from Wisconsin after lunchtime, up through about 9 p.m., before skies clear.
Monday afternoon’s thunderstorms could produce strong wind gusts, frequent lightning, and hail up to the size of a quarter, according to the National Weather Service.
Once those storms wrap up Monday evening, temperatures will drop to a low of about 60 overnight, ahead of a dry and sunny Tuesday, with a high of about 82.
Rain chances should ramp up again Wednesday and Thursday, with storms likely through most of the day Friday, followed by a dry and warm weekend.