According to the National Weather Service, temps are rising with a high of 105-110 in the morning. Then, just as it’s starting to cool down to the 70s in the afternoon, expect a torrential downpour and unavoidable storms.
In response to the severe weather, the city has issued a heat advisory, flood watches a storm warning.
Some of the storms could be explosive and severe according to the National Weather Service, so do your best to stay inside as up to 70-mph winds are also expected. There could also be torrential rainfall, which could cause issues with flash flooding during the afternoon and well into the evening.
Thunderstorms capable of producing torrential rainfall are likely this afternoon into this evening across much of the region. A flood watch has been issued for the Chicago metro area & Rockford & vicinity due to greater flash flood risk b/c of Monday evening's heavy rainfall. pic.twitter.com/GiMaJZEldQ
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) July 5, 2022
As for the rest of the week, there’s a chance for continued thunderstorms– albeit, more mild than todays, with winds at 15 mph.
Thursday brings expected showers and thunderstorms with a high of 75 degrees. Friday, the day looks to be be partly sunny with a high of 74 degrees, with potential showers. The weekend is expected to be rain-free and sunny, with temperatures at 75 degrees on Saturday and 77 degrees on Sunday.
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