Clouds Early…Storm Chances Increasing


We couldn't manage to escape a few renegade showers yesterday afternoon and evening as the storm system responsible for massive flooding in Louisiana continues to push off to the northeast. The bulk of the rain yesterday fell in areas just south of Chicago with many reports of 3 inches or more common.

Now that the storm system is moving away we'll break out some sunshine for this afternoon with just a slight chance of an isolated shower. Otherwise dry conditions expected and highs returning to the lower 80s.

Tonight a complex of showers and thunderstorms may develop to the northwest of the area and move in after midnight or so. The bulk of the severe weather will remain well to the west of the region but some brief areas of heavy rainfall will be possible. Another mild night with lows in the upper 60s.

Wednesday continues chances for showers and thunderstorms early and then perhaps again on a scattered basis in the afternoon. Temperatures will continue to warm into the middle 80s.

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We'll add more humidity into the picture for Thursday and Friday as a cold front begins to approach the area. Temperatures will continue to climb to near 90 degrees with heat index values in the middle to upper 90s likely. A chance does exist for some strong storms either late Friday or Saturday. Right now the Storm Prediction Center has areas just to our west in a slight risk for severe storms Friday but this may change as the timing of the cold front is better resolved. Once the front moves through temperatures crash below normal for a change with 70s to round out the upcoming weekend.

TUE AUG 16

Have a great Tuesday!

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