Stormy Weather Could Dampen Weekend in Chicago Area

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13 October 2017 | 1:55 pm

The Chicago area could see some severe storms this weekend, bringing the threat of damaging winds and heavy downpours as fans eagerly watch from afar as the Cubs take on the Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLCS.

After a quiet Friday, scattered showers are expected to develop in the area during the evening hours in far north and northwest counties. But overnight, areas north of Interstate 88 are likely to see scattered showers and storms with heavy rain possible where they occur.

The scattered storms are expected to continue on and off Saturday morning with areas north of Interstate 80 likely to see some of the heavier rainfall.

The wet weather will grow more widespread heading into the late-afternoon and evening as some storms could become strong to severe, bringing wind gusts in excess of 60 mph and torrential downpours.

Rainfall totals are estimated to reach between 1 to 3 inches.

Any lingering showers will end early Sunday morning before clouds break for partial sun by the afternoon.

Sunday will be a much cooler today as highs dip into the upper-50s, dropping even cooler in the afternoon.

Sunshine returns for the start of the work week as temps rise back into the 60s and near 70 degrees by mid-week.

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