How about all the hail with the thunderstorms which swept across the southern half of the metro area Sunday. And the rainbows put on quite a show too. THANK YOU to each of you who have taken time to share photos!!

I’ve put together a sequence of satellite and radar images of the storms involved. Never a dull moment when it comes to this spring’s weather—and the pattern is to continue an active one! The Storm Prediction Center has a rather high 30 percent severe weather risk area for this coming Friday and Friday night across a wide geographic region of the Midwest, including parts of the Chicago area. Specific details will be worked out in the days ahead, but this is a strong signal five days out. Friday will definitely be a day to be weather aware.

Check out the hail reports filed with the NWS Storm Prediction Center Sunday.

This is the GOES EAST true color image just past 4pm CDT Sunday