A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for LaSalle County, with the possibility of storms Saturday evening in the Chicago area.
A severe thunderstorm watch was issued at 4:10 p.m. and was expected to remain in effect until midnight Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
NBC 5 Storm Team meteorologists warn that some storms could be severe with possibly damaging wind gusts and hail. Chances for storms pick up as a cold front moves in at around 7 p.m.
A little cooldown comes Sunday with highs around 80 degrees, accompanied by sunny skies, the latest forecast models predict.
The cooler air will likely stick around to start the work week Monday, with highs in the upper 70s amid mostly sunny skies. The rest of the week should remain sunny with temperatures in the 80s, though Thursday could reach the low 90s.
The next chance for rain arrives Friday ahead of another sunny, summer-like weekend.