Warmest Temperatures of Year Brings Chance of Severe Weather to Chicago Area

Scattered showers and thunderstorms have begun developing across the Chicago area, and the threat of severe weather is in the forecast for the remainder of the work week.

With high humidity and the warmest temperatures of 2019, the area can expect to see pop-up thunderstorms, some of which will pack high winds and the chance for hail, according to forecast models.

On Wednesday evening, a Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Jasper County in northwest Indiana, but has since been allowed to expire

The potential for severe weather will persist in the region through Thursday and Friday, as high temperatures are expected to approach 90 degrees on both days. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast, and some could potentially become severe, according to the NBC 5 Storm Team.

The long-term forecast also features plenty of showers and thunderstorms, as the area continues in an unsettled weather pattern with the Fourth of July holiday weekend rapidly approaching.

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