April 20, 2014; 3:12 AM ET
It will be a partly sunny and warm Easter day across Chicago. more >
Noticeably cooler weather on the way Tuesday Details >
Apr 20, 2014; 5:59 AM ET Noticeably cooler weather on the way Tuesday
While remaining on a localized level through Tuesday, severe weather will ramp up across the Plains on Wednesday.
Short-Range Weather forecast overview for the North Central United States
Watches and warnings issued to the public are based on different criteria. Knowing the difference between the two can prepare individuals for the necessary safety steps.