Chicago Weather: Scattered Storms For Saturday

CBS 2 meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist has a look at the extended forecast.

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BRAD EDWARDS: Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist is here tracking some storms for us this week. Anything severe?

MARY KAY KLEIST: There are chances for severe storms, Brad, especially south of I-80 during the afternoon and evening tomorrow. 63 for the high. That's about 20 degrees warmer than today. That system quickly moves out for Sunday, we turn the winds northwesterly and make it to 51 for the high.

Here's the severe weather outlook for tomorrow. Memphis is the bull's eye for a risk, an enhanced risk, which is a 3. But closer to home, we have a marginal risk for parts of our area. That's at level 1, 1 out of 5, and that would include Newton and Jasper County. Basically south of I-80, we want to watch for that chance for severe thunderstorms late in the day tomorrow into the evening hours, right as we hit our peak daytime heating. Now, it looks like the strongest cells would contain gusty winds and small hail. Really focusing on that area south of I-80 because of the storm track.

So when we look at tomorrow's rain chances, I think showery times in the morning is certainly possible. But then in the heat of the afternoon, that's where we have that storm threat 'til about sunset, and then leftover rain after that. Oh, but it's so drab and cold right now! 42 degrees, that's it. And our evening planner, what you see is what you get. We're going to hold in the low 40s, keep those winds light tonight.

But as we go through the night, we're going to watch that next system approach, and it brings us a few showers in the morning. That thunderstorm chance, by about 2:00 or 3:00 in the afternoon, leftover rain through the 10:00 hour. So as we time it out for you, it's looking like showers are around in the morning, thunderstorms in the afternoon, but pushing to hit 60 degrees.

So here is the storm in the morning. Showers well ahead of it, low pressure tracking over Milwaukee. That's going to drag a cold front through. That's why Sunday is going to be cooler than Saturday. And on Sunday, high pressure starts to sneak in, and that is going to dry things out for us. So that's why the weekend is half-wet, half-dry.

So spring-like storms tomorrow, right on target, 63 degrees. And again, some of those could be strong or severe south of I-80 later in the day. We clear out Sunday and cool it down to 51. But Brad, look what happens early in the week. Mid-60s Monday, upper 60s Tuesday. And then we go back down midweek. So it is a roller coaster to come here.

BRAD EDWARDS: All right, we're ready for the ride. Thank you, MK.