A large and powerful storm system will affect the Chicago area for much of the weekend.
We are under the risk of severe weather from Saturday morning through Sunday morning with periods of strong storms and heavy rain possible. If that severe weather develops round one comes early Saturday through early afternoon.
Round two comes late Saturday night into Sunday morning and the final round of storms will be Sunday afternoon.
The main threats will be damaging straight-line winds and 1-3" of heavy rain. Isolated tornadoes are possible south of the greater Chicago area.
Skies should clear as the front passes east by Sunday evening. Monday will be windy and Tuesday will be windy and warm with highs in the 70s.
For in depth details about this storm along with rainfall totals and amazing video of the waterspout it triggered off southern California.
SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy and windy with several rounds of strong storms and heavy rain. Rainfall could total 1-2" Highs in the mid 60s. Lows near 60.
SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy and windy with several rounds of strong storms and heavy rain. Rainfall totals 1-2" Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the mid 40s.
MONDAY: Partly sunny, windy and cooler with highs near 60 and lows in the low 40s.
TUESDAY: Partly sunny and windy with increasing clouds and a chance of rain in the evening.. Highs near 70 and lows in the low 50s.