Showers, thunderstorms expected much of the night.

by Paul Merzlock Today at 8PM

A line of showers and thunderstorms will be moving across the metro area this evening. Locally heavy downpours will occur with stronger cells, but the threat of severe weather is diminished.

At 8:30 PM, this line extended from northern Cook county, through eastern LaSalle county, and will be moving across the city proper between  930 and 1030 PM.

To the west, more widespread showers, with scattered embedded thunderstorms extended across much of northwest and west central Illinois. This activity will also be moving eastward across the area late this evening.

The rain will end with a cold frontal passage during the overnight and pre-dawn hours.



Paul Merzlock

Paul received his Bachelor's degree in meteorology from Northern Illinois University before attaining a Master of Science degree in Atmospheric Science, from the University of Illinois at Urbana. Paul's professional career began as a civilian instructor with the USAF, teaching military personnel subjects including radar and satellite meteorology, and atmospheric physics. Paul transferred to the National Weather Service, Chicago office in 1984, where he served as a forecaster until retiring in 2011. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Lewis University at Romeoville, IL, teaching Aviation Meteorology. Following retirement from the weather service, Paul has been a Chicago Weather Center blogger.

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