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Severe thunderstorm warning issued for parts of DeKalb and LaSalle counties – NBC Chicago

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for parts of the Chicago area Monday night due to the possibility of hail and damaging wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour, forecasters said.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued until 6:30 p.m. for northwest LaSalle County, southeast Lee County and southwest DeKalb County. Wind gusts of 60 miles per hour and penny-sized hail could impact these areas, according to the National Weather Service. Damage to siding, roofs and trees was also possible.

Scattered thunderstorms were expected to develop throughout the evening before subsiding and ending by late evening, according to the NWS. Due to relatively slow-moving storms, torrential downpours and thunderstorms could produce localized flash flooding, especially in low-lying, poorly drained, or urbanized areas.

The main threat is winds strong enough to knock down branches from small to medium-sized trees, forecasters said.

The rain is expected to continue for hours before ending around midnight.

Then the Chicago area will have a break, but just for a little while.

Tuesday is expected to be dry and sunny with temperatures below 70 degrees before more rain showers and thunderstorms return Wednesday.

NBC Chicago

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