National Weather Service has issued a series of warnings over the last 24 hours advising caution due to the potential for severe storms that may hit much of northern Illinois throughout today and tomorrow.
Despite initial uncertainty about the likelihood of storms forming seems to have increased and the National Weather Service is predicting that if they do form they may “have the potential to produce destructive hail and tornadoes, some of which could cause extensive damage.”
There is a potential for severe storms PM Tue and eve, however uncertainty exists in whether storms will develop in the first place. If storms form, a few would have the potential to produce destructive hail and tornadoes, some of which could cause extensive damage. #ILwx #INwx pic.twitter.com/kbIpwyEg2e
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) April 3, 2023
Though it doesn’t look like Chicago will be in the eye of the storm, the city and surrounding areas can expect wind and rain for much of today followed by thunder as the evening approaches.
The potential for severe storms on Wednesday has increased. Main threats are from damaging winds, tornadoes, and hail. A relatively higher potential exists along and east of I-55. Severe threat will end in the early aftn. #ILwx #INwx (2/3) pic.twitter.com/mHTnxKjZ7V
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) April 4, 2023
Temperatures are expected to climb back up from Thursday through to the weekend with Saturday looking more like reasonable spring weather with highs in the 60s.
As ever, you can head to the National Weather Service website for all the latest weather forecasts and warnings. Stay safe out there!
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