Wild Weather: What to Expect and When This Weekend in the Chicago Area

The Chicago area is in for a weekend of wild weather -- and it's not looking good. Here's a timeline of what to expect and when.

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Mostly cloudy skies and breezy conditions will give way to mild temperatures, but only for parts of the Chicago area. Showers and storms are possible, especially heading into the late evening and overnight hours.
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Conditions start cloudy and cool, but warmer temps bring the chance for rain. Cooler air moves in along with the potential for storms for the evening.
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Friday evening looks to be windy, rainy and colder with the chance for isolated storms.
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Temperatures will range from cooler in northern suburbs, to much warmer in southern suburbs and mild near the city.
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Temperatures will drop heading into the evening hours.
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Saturday looks to be much cooler across the area, with temps only reaching into the 40s across much of the area.
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Saturday night will see even colder temperatures as winter returns.
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Rush hour in the Chicago area could see some scattered rain showers and isolated storms, though widespread precipitation isn't expect until later.
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The rainy weather becomes more widespread heading into the evening hours.
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Isolated storms could move in late Friday evening, though much of the area will likely continue to see rain.
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Storms become more possible later Friday evening and into the overnight hours.
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Nearly all of the Chicago area will see rain overnight, at times becoming heavy.
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Scattered rain returns to the Chicago area Saturday afternoon and evening.
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More precipitation is possible Saturday and as temperatures drop, that rain could mix with sleet.
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As the rain grows more widespread and temperatures dip even lower overnight, more of a wintry mix will be possible.
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There won't be much in terms of rain totals heading into Friday evening, but how much you see depends on where you are.
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By Saturday morning, rain totals increase significantly for much of the area.
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By Saturday afternoon, some areas will have seen anywhere from a half-inch or more of rain.
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Rain totals increase slightly from Saturday afternoon to Saturday evening.
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But after more rain moves through, totals grow even high late Saturday.
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By Sunday morning, totals will likely have topped more than an inch of rain.
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And grown by another inch in just a matter of hours.
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Rain totals continue to grow through the evening hours Sunday.
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By the time the weekend ends, the area will have seen anwhere from 1.5 to 2 inches of rain.
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Here's a look at your 10-day forecast.
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