CHICAGO (CBS) — There is a risk of severe storms on Tuesday afternoon and evening.
This is dependent on moisture content in the air, and it could be an all-or-nothing event.READ MORE: Benet Academy Decides To Hire Amanda Kammes As Lacrosse Coach After Rescinding Job Offer Because She Is Married To A Woman
If there is not enough moisture for instability, there will likely be few or no storms. But if there is enough moisture, any storm could turn severe.
There is a slight risk of severe storms – Level 2 of 5 – for areas east of a line from Waukegan to Morris, including the Chicago metro.
There is a marginal risk of severe storms – a level lower – west of the line from Waukegan to Morris.
From 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, a line of strong storms could form north of the area and travel to the southeast. Timing could shift depending on forward speed of the storms.READ MORE: Tony Landers Charged In Attack On Ald. James Cappleman After Alderman Confronted Men Who Were Drinking In Public In Uptown
Threats include damaging wind, with a lesser chance of large hail and a brief tornado.
Ahead of all that for Monday night, it will be quiet and clear. The low is 65.
We begin Tuesday in the warm sector of a storm system. It will be much warmer and humid with gusty southwest winds up to 40 mph. Temperatures will reach the mid and upper 80’s.
A cold front will swing through the area in the afternoon and evening to trigger those strong storms.
The high for Tuesday is 88.MORE NEWS: Man Shot, Killed During Home Invasion In South Shore; 4 People In Custody
Following the frontal passage, much cooler and drier air arrives for Wednesday and Thursday. The high for Wednesday is 77.