Chicago weather: Threat of severe storms lingers into overnight hours

Residents of the Chicago area were bracing for a potential onslaught of severe weather on Tuesday, with all hazards on the table, including damaging winds, hail, and isolated tornadoes.

A Tornado Watch in effect for DeKalb and LaSalle counties expired at 10 p.m. So far, the Watch has not been expanded east. The line of strong/severe storms to our west has weakened, but the environment is still favorable for redevelopment.

Meanwhile, the Storm Prediction Center also expanded the 5% tornado risk to include most of the Chicagoland area tonight.

Following this evening's storm activity, a temporary lull is anticipated after midnight. However, there is a possibility of additional storms developing along a cold front from Wednesday morning into midday, primarily affecting northwest Indiana. Temperatures are forecast to reach the upper 60s tomorrow.

Showers are expected to return on Thursday and continue into Thursday night, before finally tapering off on Friday through the weekend.

Although the weekend is predicted to be dry, temperatures are expected to remain cool, with highs in the 50s from Friday through Sunday.