Showers and storms moved across the Chicago area early Wednesday - with more on the way.
Wednesday began with a severe thunderstorm warning in Cook County at around 5 a.m., followed by another in Will and Kankakee counties until 6:15 a.m. as a band of storms moved through the area, bringing damaging winds, heavy rain, lighting and hail in some locations.
That wave cleared for hazy sunshine, warm and humid conditions with more clouds than sun starting late morning, with a few isolated storms possible. Highs will be between 85 to 90 degrees, but will feel like the mid to upper 90s.
Later Wednesday, the threat for storms increases once again.
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The evening looks to be mostly cloudy with showers and storms, some likely strong to severe with damaging winds to 75 mph, torrential downpours, lightning and hail. Lows will be between 69 to 75 degrees and winds shifting.
Those showers and thunderstorms will continue into Thursday before moving south of I-80 and ending. Then mostly cloudy, breezy, warm and humid conditions are on tap.
Highs Thursday will be between 82 to 89 degrees inland, but cooler 70s by the lakefront.
The weekend begins mostly sunny, breezy, cooler and less humid on Friday. Highs look to be in the upper 70s to low 80s inland, but cooler low to mid 70s by the lake.