Thunderstorms, some strong to severe, have been ongoing over northern and northeast Wisconsin Wednesday evening. Those storms have been forming along a cold front, but are moving east out over Lake Michigan and will not impact any part of the Stateline this evening. A little more dry air over southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois has helped to clear our skies leaving us with a dry and clear evening.
The dry conditions won’t last, however, as the cold front to the north sinks south. As it does, a few isolated showers and storms will be possible between roughly 10pm and 2am Wednesday morning. The timing of the front isn’t the most favorable for thunderstorms and most of the forcing, or lift, in the atmosphere will remain to the north. However, a few of the storms may contain a brief, gusty wind and heavy rainfall. You’ll notice Futurecast is keeping the entire area dry overnight.
As the front settles to the south Thursday an isolated shower or two will be possible from southern Ogle to Lee counties early afternoon, but most will remain dry. The next chance for rain won’t return until late Saturday night or Sunday.