It looks like we're going to see a very active week with off and on chances for showers and thunderstorms, some of which could bring some hefty amounts of rainfall.
Monday should be a fairly quiet, but cool day with gradually increasing clouds. Even with southeast winds picking up between 10-15 mph we'll still only look for highs in the low 60s Monday afternoon.
As the day progresses we'll have an eye on an upper-level shortwave that is forecast to lift northeast out of the plains and head toward northern Illinois.
By late in the day we'll have a slight chance for a spotty shower, but the chance for rain will increase greatly heading into the evening and overnight. Scattered showers will become more likely as Monday evening progresses. As a surface low moves over the region Monday night showers and storms will be likely with rainfall amounts that could total more than 1 inch in some locations.
We'll keep the good chance for rain in the forecast to start the day Tuesday with the possibility of a few more showers or thunderstorms through the afternoon as gray skies hang around. We should see highs Tuesday a couple degrees warmer than Monday, but we'll remain cooler than average.
Another shortwave is forecast to take a similar path Wednesday/Thursday as the one we'll see Monday/Tuesday. Again the chance for showers and storms is expected to go up.
You can learn more about the forecast by viewing the slideshow.