Chicago area faces ‘minor’ severe weather threat as hail and gusts likely on Wednesday


The Chicago area will see some rainfall in the next few days, but severe weather could pose a threat to the region as well, according to new guidance from the National Weather Service and the Center for Storm Prediction.

Latest SPC prediction There is a “minor” risk of severe weather in northern and central Illinois and northwestern Indiana. This is the lowest of the five categories that determine the likelihood of severe weather in the region, but officials say strong to severe storms are likely as the system moves through the region. says.

According to NWS officials, A couple of storms could affect the area on Wednesday. The first arrives in the afternoon, the second in the late evening and continues into the evening.

These storms can bring hail, gusts and even heavy downpours.

Modeling for the NBC 5 Storm Team suggests that overnight storms by Thursday morning could be much more widespread.

Nighttime temperatures will continue to rise, and some areas south of Interstate 80 could hit the low 60s when the system peaks.

These storms are likely to affect Thursday morning’s commute before heading out of the area, bringing cooler temperatures and persistent cloudy skies.

Once the rain clears from the area, temperatures will begin to drop, with lows expected to return to the 30s late Thursday night through Friday morning.

Showers remain possible in the forecast for Friday, with a chance of snow mixed in where temperatures hover around freezing in the evening.

Saturday will be mostly dry, with high temperatures returning to mid-to-late 40s seasonal levels.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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