Severe weather is possible across the Chicago area on Monday, some of which become severe and could create the risk of isolated tornadoes, noxious winds, hail and flooding in parts of the area.
After isolated storms developed in some places in the morning hours, which caused flooding problems in several northern suburbs, according to NBC 5, another band of storms will form later in the afternoon and evening hours and slide across the subway area from north to south Storm team meteorologists.
Some of these storms could get strong to severe, with the occasional tornadoes, gusts of wind up to 70 mph, half a dollar hail, heavy rain, and flooding.
The greatest risk of severe storms is expected to be between 4pm and 8pm on Monday.
The entire Chicago area is subject to a mild severe storm risk category.
Any strong to severe storms that develop are expected to move out around midnight, leaving rain and flooding risks.
NBC 5 Storm Team meteorologist Andy Avalos urged residents to “stay weather conscious today,” reminding people to have a way to receive severe weather alerts like the NBC Chicago app.
The chance for periodic thunderstorms will last at least until Thursday and will bring another storm hazard on Tuesday afternoon and evening.
Temperature highs are expected to hit the 80s on Monday and rise into the 90s for much of the week, but humid conditions will push heat indices above 100 for many areas, with levels near 105 degrees on Tuesday afternoon.