Severe thunderstorm warning issued as gusts, hail threat persists in Chicago area


Widespread areas of the Chicago area could experience an isolated short tornado on Sunday.

A severe thunderstorm warning was in effect for several parts of the Chicago area, but cleared by 6:30 PM

As of 4:15 p.m., severe thunderstorm warnings have been lifted for LaSalle and Grundy counties, with some areas reporting quarter-sized hail.

According to the Storm Prediction Center, much of eastern Illinois and all of northern Indiana are at “minor” risk of severe weather, with LaSalle, Kendall, Grundy, Will, and Kankakee counties in Illinois all in that category. It contains. Parts of Cook, DuPage and Kendall counties are also affected.

Other areas may still experience strong thunderstorms with gusty winds and heavy rainfall that can cause localized flooding.

With that system moving late Sunday night, dry conditions are expected to persist through at least Wednesday, during which temperatures are expected to remain below average.

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Written by Natalia Chi

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