CBS 2 meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has a look at the extended forecast.
- Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist back with a striking heavy rain and strong winds on the way for us, Mary Kay.
MARY KAY KLEIST: Yeah, we're part of that system. But we're on the far northern edge of it. It's not often the Storm Prediction Center puts an area under a high risk. But they did that today.
And it was a good call because you showed the damage from Birmingham. And there are more tornadic storms lining up, long track tornadoes right here. Now we don't have any warnings for severe weather. But what we're looking at tonight is after sunset, heavy downpours could develop, especially Southeast of I-55.
Late evening, we'll see those northerly winds gusting up to 55 miles per hour perhaps. And then as we get into the midnight hour and early in the morning, our rain forecast, one to two inches of rain, especially favoring Northwest Indiana and areas South of I-80. We have a wind advisory that goes in effect at 9:00 PM tonight for those high winds straight out of the North. That's why also a lake shore flood advisory goes in effect at 9 o'clock tonight for waves to build 9 to 13 feet.
Light rain continuing around Northwest Indiana now. And a new line of rain moving from Ottawa to Morris. That's all tacked on to the heart of the northern part of the system. That moisture from Quincy and St. Louis is going to be moving into Chicago as we go through the evening hours. We have clouds at O'Hare, 44 degrees.
Winds keep increasing. Northeast now at 13 miles per hour. But as we get into that 9 and 10 o'clock hour, look at the downpours. Really focusing on Northwest Indiana through midnight. And at 2:00 AM, it starts to depart.
And by daybreak, it's gone. We will just have a cloudy start early. And then during the day, we'll relax the winds finally and see highs in the lower 50s. But our wind gust tracker this evening, watch how it increases by 10:00, really favoring this area here of Northwest Indiana.
So that's why we expect those high winds to move in. Precept tracker is also looking at one to two inches of rain for Northwest Indiana. Again, it's out of here tomorrow.
Tomorrow is a dry and quiet day. Then as we get into your weekend, it's half wet, half dry. Saturday showers around, but 66 degrees. That will be pretty nice. And the sun returns on Sunday.
- All right, thank you, Mary Kay.