Rainy Friday Ahead for Chicago Area

Afternoon storms could reach severe limits, mainly far south and southeast of the metro area

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    An umbrella becomes a fall wardrobe essential Friday as Chicago sees two waves of on-and-off rain throughout the day.

    Rain develops Friday morning along with a few embedded thunderstorms moving west to east, followed by a second batch in the afternoon and evening.

    Afternoon storms could reach severe limits, according to NBC Chicago meteorologist Andy Avalos, but mainly far south and southeast of the metro area into Northwest Indiana. Chicago still likely will see rain and some storms as temperatures cool off to the low to mid-70s.

    Rain tapers off Friday night, but lake-effect showers and isolated storms are still expected to develop in Indiana at times.

    Another chance of lake-effect showers pops up in the morning in Indiana as clouds gradually break for sun in Chicago with breezy, cooler conditions and highs in the upper 60s to low 70s.

    After a drought-filled summer, the rain isn't over yet.

    Clouds open Sunday morning for a few more showers ahead of a pleasant afternoon with highs in the low to mid-70s.