Showers, Thunderstorms Develop in Northern Suburbs

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2019-09-09 19:25:15

Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms could hit northern Illinois this afternoon, and it’s just the beginning of a weather pattern that could bring rain to the region over the next several days.

The storms, which are firing over McHenry County on Monday afternoon, are moving northeast at approximately 35 miles per hour, and could bring lightning and brief heavy downpours, according to forecast models and the National Weather Service.

The storms are on the leading edge of a warm front that’s also bringing the threat of severe weather to Iowa on Monday, with Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and Tornado Watches in effect for parts of that state.

That warm front will also bring warmer temperatures and high humidity to the area over the next several days, with forecasted high temperatures rising to nearly 90 degrees in most areas.

The chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms will remain a persistent threat while the warm front remains around the region.

The area will finally catch a break from the warmth and humidity beginning on Friday, as temperatures should settle back down to more seasonable levels.

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