Chicago forecast includes slight risk of severe weather into Tuesday morning

Snow also in the forecast this week

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Slight risk of severe weather Monday, snow expected this week in area
April showers bring May flowers? Chicago severe weather is possible for parts of the area Monday, ahead of expected snow in Illinois later this week.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Parts of Chicago's south suburbs and northwest Indiana had a slight risk of severe weather Monday night into Tuesday morning, ahead of expected snow later this week.

Storms were developing in western Illinois Monday afternoon, ABC7 Chicago Meteorologist Larry Mowry said. The storms were expected to sweep across the area.

The forecast called for small hail and gusty winds. Parts of the south suburbs and northwest Indiana were under a Level 1 risk of severe weather for hail and wind.

More showers with some thunder and gusty winds were expected Monday night.

More rain and colder air are expected Tuesday morning and early afternoon.

Some parts of the area will see snow Tuesday.

Northwest Indiana also has a low risk of a few tornadoes between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday.

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An AccuWeather Alert has been issued for Wednesday, with snow showers and gusty winds.

Some accumulation is possible.

Snow is likely during the morning commute Wednesday and throughout the day.

An inch or 2 of snow is possible on grassy areas, but there is potential for several inches in the northwest suburbs.

A rain/snow mix could linger Thursday morning before better weather arrives.

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