Chicago: Thunderstorms May Dampen Labor Day Plans

By Michael Kuhne, Staff Writer
August 29, 2014; 2:08 PM ET
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Thunderstorms and showers will persist in the Chicago area throughout the holiday weekend, which may disrupt outdoor activities and weekend plans.

"Unsettled weather will remain across the Chicago region through the first part of the weekend," Meteorologist Brian Edwards said.

Warm and humid weather will continue on Saturday with more clouds than sunshine. Highs will hover in the lower 80s. A few showers and thunderstorms will once again rumble across northern Illinois.

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Somewhat drier weather will move in by Sunday with a partly sunny sky, Edwards said, adding that temperatures will remain in the low 80s.

"Moisture will return by Labor Day with another round of showers and thunderstorms," he said.

The threat of showers and thunderstorms could disrupt travel plans and other outdoor activities. For those planning to spend time outdoors for extended periods of time, adequate shelter that is nearby is important to guard against the dangers of lightning strikes.

Stay alert to rapidly changing conditions by using MinuteCast™ if you are headed to outdoor events. If you hear thunder, seek shelter immediately.

As the week continues, less humid air will return to the area by Tuesday, Edwards said.


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