Thursday, October 6, 2016
Strong Storms Then Colder
It is the warmth, high moisture content, modest instability, strong wind shear, and a strong low-level jet that will combine and allow the storms to our west to congeal into a line and power their way towards the area close to midnight. And, since the variables to support stronger storms will exist, there is a chance a strong or severe storm moves through northern Illinois. The Storm Prediction Center does have the area under a Marginal Risk for severe weather due to the threat that does exist. Heavy rain and strong winds are the biggest concerns. The rain may last through sunrise before the front moves east Friday. That will clear our skies out by the afternoon and send our temperatures tumbling back into the middle 50's by dinnertime.