The storms could bring large hail and damaging winds.
The sunny spells we’ve been treated to of late are expected to turn to scattered thunderstorms later today that could become “severe”. According to National Weather Service, between the hours of 3 pm and 10 pm potential severe weather could bring threats of “large hail and damaging winds”. Wind gusts could reportedly reach up to 60 miles per hour with the capability of downing large branches while hailstones “up to the size of half dollars” will have the capability of denting cars.
Scattered t-storms are expected late this afternoon into this evening, a few of which could be severe. If storms do indeed become severe, large hail and damaging winds would be the primary threats. Most likely timing for any severe weather is between 3 pm and 10 pm. #ilwx #INwx pic.twitter.com/HOY9IUhUuR
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) May 31, 2022
In addition to damaging hail and strong winds, the storms could cause localized flooding. Cooler temperatures and less-severe weather will return Wednesday through the end of the week with more harmless showers expected on Thursday.
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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