Today: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 99. South southeast wind between 5 and 10 mph. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.The notion of a thunderstorm seems very nice after realizing how hot it is down here. Temperatures should settle into the upper 80's this week, although this upper-level ridge should stick around for at least a week.
There's a MODERATE Risk for severe weather in the upper Midwest today, including parts of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa:
Looks like the main risks will be for hail and high winds, with Chicago right in the center of all this. We'll have to see what kind of storm remports come in this afternoon.