Waves of rain, storms with lightning, hail – NBC Chicago

Chicago’s Easter weekend forecast will be a little soft at times, with spells of rain and thunderstorms, and a wide range of temperatures depending on where you live.

Here’s a look at the weather conditions expected over the next few days, starting with Friday.


Friday morning was cool, with temperatures in the 30s, the NBC 5 Storm team said. Wind chill values ​​were a bit lower, NBC 5 meteorologist Alicia Roman said, making things feel more like the upper 20s.

As the day progresses, temperatures will rise in some areas but remain cool in others. Closer to the lakefront, temperatures will stay in the 40s, Roman said. Further inland, temperatures are expected to be between 50 and near 60, Roman added.

Although much of Friday will remain dry, an isolated shower could develop around 5 p.m., Roman said. Better chances for showers and a few thunderstorms occur later Friday evening around 8 p.m., with rain persisting into early Saturday morning.

“Thunderstorms are possible overnight and into early Saturday,” Roman said. “Some may get gusty winds and some hail as we approach Saturday morning.”

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., DeKalb and LaSalle counties will be under a marginal risk of severe weather, which ranks as level one out of five on the Storm Prediction Center’s severe weather scale. According to Roman, the biggest threats associated with the storm include heavy rain, lightning, high winds and hail.


The rain was expected to continue early Saturday morning, Roman said, as forecast models showed scattered showers until 6 a.m. Later Saturday morning, the rain should move away, Roman said, giving way to a drier day.

“It’s not a complete disaster,” Roman said of Saturday’s forecast. “I look better and warmer.” »

Temperatures Saturday are expected to range from the mid-50s to low 60s in the South, Roman said.

Easter Sunday

Sunday morning should start out dry, Roman said, although a few spotty showers could develop around 11 a.m. to the north and west.

Showers will become more widespread Sunday starting at 3 p.m., Roman said, with bouts of rain and thunderstorms continuing through Monday morning.

“If you have an Easter egg hunt planned, do it early,” Roman said.

Sunday night’s showers and storms could stay south of I-80, according to the NWS.

“A few storms may produce hail up to 1 inch in diameter and flooding in low-lying areas,” the NWS said in a tweet.

Temperatures for Easter Sunday will be slightly below average, Roman said, with a high of 51 degrees. In 2023, the weather on Easter Sunday was much warmer, at 68 degrees, Roman said.

Next week

Rain is expected to remain in the forecast through Wednesday, forecast models showed, with a chance of showers and potentially a few storms Monday and Tuesday, with a chance of squalls on Wednesday.

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