Chicago weather: Severe storms with damaging winds, heavy rain possible this weekend | LIVE radar

Chicago Air and Water Show kicks off amid rain

ByMaher Kawash and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Sunday, August 21, 2022
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CHICAGO (WLS) -- The Chicago area could see some severe storms this weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Several waves of showers and storms will move through the area Saturday, NWS said. A few storms could become strong or severe on Saturday afternoon and night, especially for areas south of Interstate 80.

Damaging winds and heavy rain are the main threats throughout the weekend, NWS said.

A cluster of storms moved across parts of northwest Ogle and southwest Winnebago counties Saturday morning with a Flash Flood Warning, which has since expired, NWS said. More storms and showers are expected to move across the region late Saturday. Severe weather is not expected for those areas, but gusty winds and brief rain is possible.

The NWS warned drivers to use caution while traveling in the northeast and northwest Illinois after thunderstorms produced downpours overnight. The storms could lead to ponding on roadways and reduced visibility.

Rounds of showers and storms will linger into Sunday with rain chances gradually coming to an end Sunday afternoon, NWS said.

The week is expected to start with warming temperatures in the upper 70s and 80s.

Chicago Air and Water Show to kick off amid rain spurts

Rain has come in spurts Saturday morning at the beach, but still, Chicago is in for a special return of the Air and Water Show.

The practice already went on for days, as many people who live in the city already know, with those Blue Angels circling their buildings. The show kicked off at 10 a.m. Saturday despite rain and clouds.

This year, the Blue Angels and Golden Knights Parachute Team are both on display. The Chicago Fire Department Air/Sea Rescue and Chicago Police Department Helicopter are also part of the show.