Scattered showers will continue across northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin Wednesday evening, but with limited instability overhead the threat for thunder will remain low.
The showers are forming ahead of a cold front currently located from Janesville down to Rochelle. There are a few additional showers and isolated storms west of the front over Iowa that will move through later this evening.
Dry air moving in behind the front will help turn skies partly cloudy by Thursday morning. Winds will increase from the Northwest, gusting near 30 mph throughout the day Thursday. An isolated shower or two can’t be ruled out late Thursday afternoon southeast of Rockford, but most are expected to remain dry.