Storms capable of producing hail and heavy rain could move through parts of the Chicago area Monday.
The storm threat comes as severe weather sweeps across the U.S., with deadly tornadoes and flooding reported from the East to the West Coasts.
While the Chicago-area storms won't be widespread, parts of east central Illinois and northwest Indiana could see some scattered storms Monday morning. The severe weather threat will likely stay east of Chicago, with the heaviest rain expected to fall in northwest Indiana.
The National Weather Service warns the strongest of the storms could produce hail the size of nickels and wind gusts of up to 55 miles per hour.
Much of the metro area will likely see some rain showers, however, with the wet weather lingering through the morning and clearing out by the late afternoon and evening hours as a cold front moves in.
The high for Monday is 73 degrees, but temperatures will drop as the cold front moves in, bringing the highs for Tuesday and Wednesday to the upper 50s and low 60s.
The rest of the week will remain mostly dry with temperatures rising again to the 70-degree range by next weekend.