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Active weather pattern could bring storms and cooler temperatures to Chicago area – NBC Chicago

The Chicago area has been enjoying a nice taste of spring for the past few days, but things are about to get a lot busier, with the chance of showers, thunderstorms and severe weather all showing up in the forecast. to end the working week.

Based on current forecast models, the fun will likely start late Tuesday and Wednesday morning, with a chance of showers and possibly thunderstorms developing across the region.

As a result, temperatures are expected to be a bit cooler on Wednesday, with the city of Chicago reaching highs in the 60s and other parts of the Chicago area seeing highs struggling to reach 70 degrees.

Things are expected to be a bit drier and definitely warmer on Thursday, with highs back into the 80s across the region ahead of a slow moving cold front. This front could bring showers and thunderstorms Thursday evening and Friday morning, but the main event should not arrive before Friday evening.

This is when the Chicago area could potentially see the threat of severe weather develop, although the specific threats posed by this system are still being worked out by forecasting models.

Either way, showers and thunderstorms are expected to hit the region Friday night, then the front is expected to stall over Illinois, leaving rain in the forecast through at least Saturday.

Saturday could also see significantly cooler temperatures, with highs struggling to reach 60C in the city and only reaching the 60s elsewhere.

This cooler weather pattern could continue into early next week, with below average temperatures currently forecast.

NBC Chicago

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