By Laura Bannon

CHICAGO (CBS)– Thunderstorms are on the way.

Thursday’s temperatures will be in the low 80s with afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Gusty winds are also expected.

The main focus for strong thunderstorms will be south of Interstate 80, extending into northwest Indiana.

There will still be waves of showers and a few storms during the day, but the bulk of the nasty weather should stay south of the city. Chief concerns will be flooding and gusty wind.

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Friday brings more sunshine with showers and a few storms. Cloudy and rainy at times on Friday, with highs in the 70s.

By the weekend, the rain clears. A warmup is ahead next week with lots of sunshine.

TODAY: Afternoon thunderstorms possible. Some could be strong. High: 77

TONIGHT: Chances of showers/thunder. Low: 68

TOMORROW: Cloudy with periods of showers. High: 75

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy, pleasant. Stray shower or storm possible, south. High: 78

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SUNDAY: Sunny, warmer. High: 82

Laura Bannon