Chicago area could experience extreme weather, with gusty winds and possible hail – NBC Chicago

The threat of severe weather looms in the forecast for the Chicago area on Saturday, with gusty winds, hail and possible isolated tornadoes as a cold front sweeps through the region.

According to the Storm Prediction Center, the entire viewing area of ​​NBC 5 in northern Illinois and northwest Indiana is at a “slight” risk of severe weather.

The main risks from storms are damaging straight-line winds, which can sometimes exceed 60 miles per hour, as well as small hail and even isolated tornadoes, according to NBC 5 Storm team meteorologist Iisha Scott.

Although the exact timing of the storms remains unknown, they are expected to develop and move through the region by mid-afternoon and could continue to pose a threat into the evening.

High temperatures are expected to reach the mid-60s on Saturday, and even after the cold front passes, temperatures will only fall into the 50s.

For Sunday, things are expected to dry out, with highs reaching the mid-upper 50s. Temperatures could be even warmer on Monday, rising near their seasonal levels in the 60s, but rain is possible before Tuesday, sending temperatures back into the 50s for most of the coming work week.

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