The weather, currently.
Takeaways for Chicago's weather:
1. A Magnificent Monday
2. Wet Middle Of The Week
3. At Or Above Average Temperatures
Sunshine and a southwest wind will push highs to near 70°F Monday. Rain returns Monday night and continues on and off through Wednesday. A few thunderstorms possible Tuesday night. Thursday will be the coolest day of the week with highs in the middle 40s. Highs Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday will be in the lower 50s. A wind off the lake much of the week means cooler temperatures lakeside.
What you need to know, currently.
The first week of spring ushers in the threat of severe weather across the South and Southeast U.S. including tornadoes, hail, and thunderstorms.
Starting on Monday, the severe weather is likely to be most impactful in the eastern half of Texas, bringing the possibility of hail, strong winds, and tornadoes.
Tuesday is likely to be the most intense day, moving to Louisiana and Mississippi. Large tornados are possible and have the potential to occur at night— making them even more dangerous.
On Wednesday, the system will move towards southern Alabama, Georgia, and into northern Florida, the Carolinas.
We are already seeing a highly active tornado season which typically runs from March through May/June and peaks in May. Meteorologists say that drought conditions will fuel a more intense tornado season.
There is a high likelihood that vulnerable communities may be impacted by these storms. If you, or someone you know, is located in a risk zone, this is the perfect time to brush up on tornado safety and familiarize yourself with the closest tornado shelter.