CHICAGO (CBS) — Damaging winds, large hail and very heavy rain are possible for the Chicago area Thursday evening, according to CBS 2 meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist.
A disturbance near the Dakotas will bring storms into Minnesota and Wisconsin overnight, and it is possible that some of those storms may drift into the Chicago area Thursday morning.READ MORE: Remembering Hazel Johnson, Chicago’s ‘Mother Of Environmental Justice,’ On Earth Day 10 Years After Her Passing
During the day temperatures will warm into the upper 70s, moisture will increase, and a cold front will move into the region bringing a storm threat from afternoon into the night. The strongest cells could bring damaging winds, hail and very heavy rain.
The Storm Prediction Center gives a “slight risk” for severe storms.
Temperatures Friday will struggle after the cold front, and there will be leftover showers.
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The front will lift in the weekend allowing a warmup, but with the warming, storm chances increase.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, low of 56
Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms, southwest winds may gust up to 30 mph, high of 79
Friday: Much cooler with passing showers, high of 59
Saturday: A 20% chance of showers and thunderstorms, high of 72
Sunday: A 50% chance of showers and thunderstorms, high of 79
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