CHICAGO (CBS)– Showers and storms are on the way and there is a possibility for severe weather in the late afternoon and evening.

Temperatures will climb to the 60s Thursday for the first day of spring. Rain and possible storms could move in later this morning.

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Severe wind is also a possibility as storms move into the Chicago area, possibly bringing hail as well.

A chance for severe weather moves in later in the afternoon, with more garden variety showers earlier in the day.

Spring officially begins at 10:49 p.m. Thursday, with temperatures rising to about 60 Thursday night, before a cold front moves in, and sends temperatures back down into the 40s by Friday morning.

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