The radar is beginning to get a little more active Wednesday evening as showers and isolated thunderstorms move into northwest and north-central Illinois. Severe weather isn’t expected, but some of the rainfall could be heavy at times.
A warm front lifted north of the area Wednesday afternoon bringing temperatures into the upper 50s and low 60s. Winds remain gusty Wednesday evening, and as winds just a few thousand feet above the surface begin to increase, rain showers and thunderstorms have also increased. There is a little elevated instability, but nothing that would prompt any severe weather. Some of the stronger storm cells, however, may produce pea sized hail, but most likely will have heavier rainfall.
Once this line passes there will remain a few scattered showers during the overnight. Skies will remain mostly cloudy with temperatures holding right around 50 degrees.