Severe Storms Threaten Chicago Area This Weekend - NBC Chicago

Severe Storms Threaten Chicago Area This Weekend

Much of the Chicago area is under a marginal risk for severe weather Friday, Saturday and Sunday

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    A wave of potentially severe storms threaten the Chicago area this weekend, part of the same system that spawned tornadoes Friday night in Nebraska.

    The same system that could bring more storms to our area this weekend is rolling across the Midwest right now. Video from McCook, Nebraska, where at least one tornado has been reported on the ground.

    The storm system has spawned dozens of tornadoes in Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

    As of Friday night there were no reports of any injuries or damage.

    Friday Forecast

    [CHI] Friday Forecast

    Pete Sack has the latest forecast update for the Chicago area. 

    (Published Friday, May 17, 2019)

    Much of the Chicago area is under a marginal risk for severe weather Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

    A cold front pushed its way south through the region Friday morning, keeping thunderstorm activity largely in areas south of the city. But a warm front is expected to lift the system north across the Chicago area during the evening, bringing with it the potential for severe conditions.

    Some of the storms could produce hail the size of quarters and gusty winds. 

    Another chance for severe weather moves in Saturday afternoon, growing more widespread throughout the evening hours. These storms again have the chance to become severe as they continue into Sunday morning, bringing a threat for heavy downpours mainly in areas west of Chicago. 

    A greater chance for severe thunderstorms moves in Sunday afternoon, with the main threat appearing to be damaging wind gusts. That threat is expected to decrease throughout the afternoon hours. 

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