‘Not a bad summer weekend’ but storms possible: Skilling full forecast

The National Storm Prediction Center has outlooked the northern halves of Illinois and Indiana including the Chicago area,  for a slight risk of severe thunderstorms Saturday, Saturday night into Sunday.

As low pressure develops in the central plains and slowly approaches our area from the west, southerly flow will strengthen and persist – steering warm moist air from the southern plains and Gulf of Mexico up the Mississippi Valley into northern Illinois, southeast Wisconsin and northwest Indiana – beginning Friday night and continuing through much of the coming weekend. In addition to the potential for damaging winds and large hail, frequent downpours from strong storms could give weekend rainfall amounts well over two inches across the Chicago area.

Updates at Chicago Weather Center

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