The scattered storms, which could form between 5 and 10 p.m., may produce winds up to 65 mph and hail up to the size of golf balls.
Snowfall will continue into early Monday morning in some areas, but warm temperatures will melt it.
By late Sunday afternoon, around 1,000 flights had been canceled at O’Hare International Airport. 140 flights were canceled at Midway.
About 2 inches of snow was predicted to fall on Sunday – all of which was expected to mel as temps rise to the upper 40s Monday and the 60s Tuesday.
The storm was expected to bring 1-4 inches of “very wet and slushy snow,” according to the National Weather Service.
A storm system known as a “bomb cyclone” slowly churned through the U.S. interior Thursday for the second time in a month.
The lakefront could see waves as high as 11 feet as high winds blow in from the east.
Blizzard warnings were posted and wildfires were a concern as the second so-called “bomb cyclone” storm in less than a month hit the central U.S.
“At worst it’s going to be a rain-snow mix,” meteorologist Amy Seeley said. “The ground’s too warm, nothing’s going to accumulate.”
Chicagoans can expect the first half of the weekend to be wet and cold, according to the National Weather Service.
During the meeting, Trump questioned why Puerto Rico received more than $90 billion in aid.
Cyclone Idai could prove to be the deadliest storm in generations to hit the impoverished southeast African country of 30 million people.
The Missouri Department of Transportation reported about 100 flood-related road closures, including a stretch of Interstate 29.
Scattered severe thunderstorms and winds up to 55 mph are expected to continue in the Chicago area through Thursday night.
A bomb cyclone is basically a winter hurricane, and this storm has a pressure that’s equivalent to a Category 2 hurricane.