Storms could bring hail, high winds tonight and Friday
Sun-Times Media May 3, 2012 1:08PM
Updated: May 3, 2012 1:43PM
Hail the size of quarters and wind gusts in excess of 60 mph could sweep through the Chicago area Thursday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service.
The hazardous weather outlook is for north central Illinois, northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana.
As warm and humid air interacts with the surface, it’s possible that thunderstorms could develop across the area, according to the weather service.
The chances for thunderstorm activity will increase into the evening hours as a frontal boundary slowly sags across Wisconsin, the weather service said. Some of the storms tonight could become severe and could result in isolated heavy rainfall totals and even localized flash flooding.
Some of the expected thunderstorms could produce hail the size of quarters, wind gusts in excess of 60 mph, and cloud-to-ground lightning, according to the weather service.
The potential for severe thunderstorms will remain on Friday, as well, with the primary threats being hail and damaging wind.