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Risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon/evening across Chicago area

27 September 2018

Wednesday forecast is for a few showers ending in the afternoon and the risk of a morning thunderstorm.

In between storms, some sunshine and milder weather will hold across parts of IN with highs reaching the upper 70s this afternoon.

Today will be cloudy with a 70 per cent chance of showers and risk of a thunderstorm.

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Tuesday's sunrise is at 7:24 a.m., and Tuesday's sunset is at 7:25 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm watch for Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, Will and Kendall counties that had been scheduled to last to 10 p.m. was called off, but there still was a significant risk Tuesday evening of thunderstorms packing 60 miles per hour winds, according to the weather service.

Tomorrow: Increasing clouds. Wind: S/N 10-20; gusty. However, the cold front won't approach until after midnight - the most unfavorable time of day from an instability standpoint.

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After a possible lingering shower to start the day on Wednesday, skies will gradually become mostly sunny during the day. "The trees are literally top heavy now, so any moderate gust of wind can knock them over", he said. Highs will be cooler - back into the upper 60s (20 degrees Celsius).

Skies will begin to clear Tuesday night, and lows will drop into the 40s. Lows tonight will be in the upper-50s. The mercury should hit 18 C and hold steady overnight.

Once the front passes through and the storm threat ends, we'll return to pleasant, early autumn weather.

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SATURDAY | Partly cloudy and cool.

Risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon/evening across Chicago area