Showers, Thunderstorms Possible Wednesday Evening

NOAA's Storm Prediction Center said scattered severe storms will be possible on Thursday, with damaging winds the main concern. Just because this is a Severe Thunderstorm Watch, it doesn't mean there is less of a risk than a Tornado Watch.

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for an area of Wisconsin including Kenosha County.

Heavy rainfall is occurring with the storm, and may lead to flash flooding.

The warning is is in effect in Chicago and the surrounding area until 3:15 p.m. Wednesday.

MORE ON THE WAY: Better thunderstorm chances come Friday and into the weekend.

A chance for severe storms arrives Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night. Wind will damage siding, roofs and trees. Late morning there are showers and t-storms from Oceana north of Big Rapids over to Alma and down to Ann Arbor.

Developing storms could move east toward Chicago later in the afternoon and into northwest in by about 8 or 9 p.m. Afternoon heat index values will reach into the middle and upper 90s today.

  • Larry Hoffman