Risk of severe thunderstorms across the Chicago area later this Monday afternoon/evening

There will be a Slight Risk for the portion of our area just to south (yellow-shaded area depicting a 15 % chance of severe storms within 25 miles of a given location) to a Marginal Risk (green-shaded area depicting a 5% risk of severe storms within 25 miles of a given location) along and close to the Interstate-80 corridor. Then more storms will pop up as we go through the day and Tuesday night. The Storm Prediction Center has much of southern Wisconsin in an enhanced risk area for severe storms. Storms will impact the state again after 7 PM on Tuesday night through the early morning on Wednesday.

Severe thunderstorms with hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes are possible in western Oklahoma on Tuesday, forecasters said. There's a chance of a few strong storms, but these will be limited to areas along the US-20 corridor from Waterloo to Galena between 2-5pm. We will see highs back into the middle 80s with a southerly wind 10-20 miles per hour. South wind 15 to 20 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 25 miles per hour.

Moisture is returning and heat is building in advance of this two-part storm system shown below (valid Wednesday).

You'll also see a sneak peek at the newest addition to the WTVM fleet of vehicles, created to take you into the storm and report conditions live during severe weather. For those with weekend plans, know that Saturday will likely be wet and stormy for at least part if not most of the day. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 66. High temperatures might stall in the mid 50s to low 60s with a Twin Cities metro high around 60. However, it doesn't appear high end severe weather will be as likely as cooler air intrudes into the area. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.