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Chicago weather: several rounds of thunderstorms expected Friday morning

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National Weather Service officials are expecting several rounds of thunderstorms to kick off mid-to-late morning Friday in portions of central and northeast Illinois, and northwest Indiana, and some may become severe.

The storms are mostly expected west of Chicago, with damaging wind up to 70 mph as a possibility, officials said. Scattered thunderstorms, some of which may be severe are expected mid-afternoon through early evening.

With those storms, officials expect damaging wind gust, large hail and possible tornadoes. Officials said the highest tornado risk will be from the Chicago metro area westward.

Current conditions at Midway Airport is overcast at 71 degrees, and farther north at O’Hare International Airport conditions are the same at 73 degrees.

Officials expect temperatures in the high 70s Friday, dropping to the high 50s in the night hours with an 80% chance of thunderstorms. Officials expect a break from stormy conditions Saturday when clear skies are expected, but Sunday there is a 50 to 80 percent chance of thunderstorms with a high in the low 70s expected.

 

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Deanese Williams-Harris , 2024-05-24 16:33:34

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