Chicago Weather

Cool Front Could Spawn Thunderstorms in Chicago Area Late Wednesday

A cool front that spawned a tornado watch for southern Wisconsin could potentially push thunderstorms into the Chicago area late Wednesday and into Thursday morning, and some of those storms could become severe.

The tornado watch, in effect for Kenosha County, will expire at 10 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

That watch was issued as a cool front churns toward the Chicago area late Wednesday and into the overnight hours, and while thunderstorms are firing along that front, it remains unclear whether any will strengthen beyond severe limits.

Any storms that do could potentially cause damaging winds, some hail and even isolated tornadoes, according to NWS and the NBC 5 Storm Team.

The front is expected to reach DeKalb County in the 10 p.m. hour, and will continue moving to the northeast as midnight approaches.

Temperatures are still expected to be on the toasty side on Thursday, but cooler temperatures are expected to finally take hold in the area by Friday, although highs will still likely remain in the 80s in most locations.

Stay tuned to the NBC 5 app and the NBC 5 Storm Team for all the latest details.

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