Severe storms possible Wednesday, but warmer temperatures could come through holiday weekend – NBC Chicago

Mostly dry Tuesday, with cool temperatures still expected, but some areas of the southern suburbs could see scattered showers and thunderstorms in the overnight hours through Wednesday, according to forecast models.

Wednesday will likely be the most significant event in terms of storms, with some parts of the NBC 5 viewing area currently at “marginal” risk of severe weather, according to the Storm Prediction Center.

That includes parts of Illinois’ Cook, Will and Kankakee counties, along with nearly all of Indiana, officials said.

The main threats from the storms are heavy rain, some hail and gusty winds.

Rain is likely to continue in the area on Thursday, but after that system clears, a warmer, drier trend is likely to settle in the region by the holiday weekend.

On Saturday, peaks should rise to the 1970s in most of the area, and on Sunday, peaks could rise to the 1980s, where they will remain for several days.

More importantly, it will likely remain dry for all kinds of Memorial Day ceremonies and get-togethers.

Stay tuned to the NBC 5 app for the latest forecast changes and information as we head into the unofficial start of summer.

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