Another round of showers and thunderstorms is headed toward the region with the potential of seeing some strong storms with hefty rainfall totals.
Wednesday should start out quiet with mostly cloudy skies and east/northeast winds near 10 mph. As the day progresses we'll watch a low lifts northeast out of the southern plains and heads toward northern Illinois. A warm front will lift north ahead of the low and with it comes the chance for a few showers and thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon.
Our chance for rain will increase Wednesday evening and reach its peak during the overnight hours. As the warm front lifts north of the region or temperatures are expected to rise Wednesday night. Some thunderstorms Wednesday night could be strong with damaging winds, hail and heavy rain.
We'll spend much of Thursday in the warm sector behind the warm front. As the low drifts east it will drag a cold front through the region. Thunderstorms will be likely ahead and the along the cold front Thursday with the possibility of seeing some strong storms.
After Thursday's cold front we should see things quiet down for Friday and into the weekend. As a surface high moves over the region more sunshine should return Friday. Saturday's sky conditions may be similar to Friday's, but temperatures are forecast to be a bit warmer.
You can learn more about the forecast my viewing the slideshow.