Chance for Thunderstorms, Severe Weather Rolls in Sunday | NBC Chicago

Chance for Thunderstorms, Severe Weather Rolls in Sunday

Gusty winds, large hail, heavy rain and lots of lightning are possible in a few storms

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Saturday night will remain warm and dry, but strong to severe storms are in the forecast for Sunday afternoon. (Published Sunday, May 17, 2015)

    As the Blackhawks take on the Anaheim Ducks in California, storms will be brewing here in Chicago.

    A chance for thunderstorms and potentially severe weather rolls in around 4 p.m. Sunday putting the Chicago area in the "slight risk" category. Damaging gusty winds, large hail, heavy rain and lots of lightning are possible in a few of the storms.

    Heading east to Northwest Indiana, the risk for severe weather lessens. The worst storms are likely to stay west of the Chicago area in Boone, DeKalb and LaSalle Counties and westward.

    A slight chance for tornadoes is possible, but it's likely this system will stay north and west of Chicago in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

    The rest of the week will stay dry, but temperatures will cool significantly. The week will start off with highs in the upper 70s and low 80s, but by Tuesday, they will drop back into the 60s.

    Wednesday is forecast to be the coolest day with a high of just 60s degrees, which is below the average for this time of year.

    By Friday, temperatures should be back in the low 70s.

    News breaks at inconvenient times.  Download one of the NBCChicago mobile apps and have the news come to you. Watch live streaming newscasts, receive critical push notifications on the go and stay in touch with your city around the clock.