Here is today’s thunderstorm outlook valid from now until 7am Central time. The green areas represent a 10% or higher chance of a non-severe thunderstorm — something to keep in mind if you are going to be outdoors.
Yellow is an elevated or slight risk of a severe thunderstorm. Red is a moderate risk. The moderate risk, which includes Chicago, is primarily due to the threat of damaging thunderstorm winds. AccuWeather regional radar shows thunderstorms with potential damage winds in northern Illinois near Peoria moving rapidly east.