Today's Forecast: Unsettled Weather Returns

NBC 5 Storm Team meteorologist Andy Avalos has your latest forecast update.

(Published 7 minutes ago)

Weather Alert: A Beach Hazards Alert is in effect until 10:00 am for the Illinois shores of Lake Michigan due to large waves, strong rip currents and dangerous swimming conditions. Stay out of the lake this morning.

Friday: Plenty of clouds through the day, but a liitle sun at times; windy and cooler, but more humid. There will be periods of scattered showers and thunderstorms in 30 to 50 percent of the area. Some heavy rain will be possible and there's a Marginal Risk for severe storms mainly in southern sections and NW Indiana. Temperaturers will hold fairly steady in the low to mid 70s. Wind: S/SW 10 to 15 with gusts to 25 mph will shift W later this afternoon.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, windy and humid with scattered, occasional showers and isolated storms. Lows between 65 to 70 degrees. Wind: W/NW 10 to 15 with gusts to 20 mph.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, breezy and cool for the season. While we will see many dry hours, there will be some scattered showers and isolated storms at times; still humid. Highs in the low to mid 70s. Wind: NW to N 10 to 15 with gusts to 20 mph.

Sunday: More clouds than sun; breezy and mild with a few showers still possible along the lakefront, but more likely in NW Indiana. Still a chance of an isolated thunderstorm. Highs in the mid to upper 70s.

Monday: Partly sunny, breezy and warmer. Highs in the mid 80s.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, breezy and even warmer. Highs in the mid to upper 80s.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, breezy and seasonably warm. A few showers possible late in the day. Highs in the mid 80s.

Thursday: Partly to mostly sunny, breezy and a liitle cooler. Highs in the upper 70s to low 80s.