Chicago Faces Memorial Day Weekend Severe Weather Threat South of I-80


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Chicago, IL – The National Weather Service has forecasted a mix of warm temperatures and potential severe weather for the Memorial Day weekend. The most significant threat of storms is expected on Sunday, primarily affecting areas south of I-80.

According to the National Weather Service, Saturday will bring sunny skies with highs between 74-78°F, cooling to 52-58°F overnight. Sunday morning could see storms with a severe threat developing in the afternoon. The first round of storms is anticipated from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by a second round between 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. These storms may produce damaging winds, hail, and isolated tornadoes. Temperatures will range from 68-79°F during the day, dropping to 53-59°F at night.

Memorial Day on Monday will be breezy with scattered afternoon showers. Highs are expected to be between 69-73°F, with overnight lows of 52-58°F. Tuesday will continue the trend of scattered showers and breezy conditions, with similar temperature ranges.

Residents are advised to stay updated on weather developments, particularly on Sunday, and to be prepared for severe weather conditions. Outdoor plans should be reconsidered or adjusted to ensure safety during potential storms.


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