Rounds of gusty, chilly showers will pelt Chicagoland through the end of the week.
A storm hanging around over Minnesota and Wisconsin will drive colder air over northern Illinois, northwestern Indiana and southern Wisconsin through Friday.
While the Chicago area will escape the high winds being experienced over the northern and central Plains since Wednesday, enough wind with the showers may render umbrellas and covered bus stops useless.
Wind gusts can reach as high as 45 mph in some locations.
Although not cold enough for snow, in addition to the showers, some areas may be hit with a thunderstorm and small hail during the midday, afternoon and early evening hours.
The storm to the north with its wind, chill and showers will dissolve Friday night. The weather will trend warmer and more tranquil with at least partial sunshine in store both days.
Thunderstorms will move into the Chicago area later this week, and the threat for storms will remain into the weekend.
Minneapolis will have sunshine and slightly below-average temperatures continue on Wednesday before pop-up storms move into the region on Thursday and Friday.
Cooler temperatures and lower humidity continue through late-week, despite the return of thunderstorms.
The chance for thunderstorms will persist through the Dallas area for the next several days.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado (1978)
A freak thunderstorm dropped damaging hail to a depth of 2 feet. Much of it had to be plowed from the freeway.
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Mt. Washington, NH (1989)
34 degrees with a 45-mph wind gust (minus 6 degrees wind chill temperature).