A higher severe threat for Memorial Day

Katie Ramirez
May 27, 2019

The highest threat for severe weather (after last night) will occur Tuesday late afternoon/evening however there is a chance of a few severe storms Monday night into Tuesday morning.

Some of the hottest May weather in several years visits us midweek.

Tuesday brings the next best chance for scattered showers, lowering the pollen count a bit as well as the temperatures. The return of the unsettled weather pattern returns this weekend. We can't rule out a spot thunderstorm through the mid-afternoon and evening, so if you're outdoors and hear thunder, be sure to head inside and let the storm pass. We also could get some afternoon sun too with highs in the low-mid 80s. Storms should start arriving from west to east any time after 5-6 o'clock and continue into the overnight hours. A few of these storms could be severe. Lows in the mid 60s-around 70. Winds S 5-15 miles per hour.

Tomorrow is the highest concern with severe weather with storms redeveloping in the afternoon/evening. Any storms leftover in the morning could affect how the atmosphere recovers so this will need to be looked at closely throughout the day tomorrow.

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If you were planning to visit a loved one's grave this Memorial Day or just hoping for seasonable weather as you grill out, you should take advantage of sunnier skies before a potential deluge hits the Chicago area starting later in the afternoon, forecasters said.

Severe storms threaten to bring rain, hail and high winds to parts of northern IL and northwest IN on Memorial Day. A moderately high level of humidity -73 percent - will make it feel warmer. High temperatures Monday climb into the low to mid 70s inland, mid to upper 60s at the coast.

Memorial Day: Mostly cloudy with late PM showers & storms likely.

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