Storms and heavy rains possible this afternoon
Areas east and south of the Chicago area are at risk forsevere thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.
The National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center has also issued a short term heavy rain potential (1 to 2-inches) outlook for portions of Illinois, Indiana . In the Chicago area this would cover the area along and just north of Interstate-80 south into east-central Illinois and western Indiana.
Thunderstorms with torrential downpours could develop in the unstable atmosphere resulting in localized flooding potential.