Chicago residents venturing out during the stay-at-home order can expect thunderstorms to hit Friday evening, and severe storms to follow later Saturday.
The showers Friday will be scattered, and some could be “strong to severe,” according to the National Weather Service.
There’s also a risk of large hail and flooding Friday evening in the suburbs, south of I-80.
Concern has increased for potential of dangerous fast-moving severe storms Sat PM (~4-10pm). Large hail, tornadoes (a few strong), & damaging gusts possible. Severe psbl area wide, but main threat area at this time is in/near red shaded area. Stay tuned for updates! #ilwx #inwx pic.twitter.com/fi1F2v7AI6— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) March 27, 2020
Saturday afternoon and evening will be breezy with a risk of multiple severe storms between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m., the weather service said. Wind gusts could reach up to 25 to 35 mph.
The wind will pick up Saturday night, with gusts up to 50 mph possible, but with minor rain showers.
The weather service is also warning of possible tornadoes, large hail and damaging wind gusts west of Dixon on Saturday.
Temperatures are also expected to rise into the weekend, with highs around 60 degrees on Saturday before dropping into the 50s on Sunday.
Here's the timeline for your active weekend weather. Scattered severe storms & heavy rain/localized flooding tonight south of I-80 then multiple severe storms possible Saturday PM, along with breezy and warm/humid conditions. WINDY & cooler late Sat. night-Sun. #ilwx #inwx pic.twitter.com/cdwtxgVEcx— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) March 27, 2020