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updated: 8/1/2014 8:54 PM

Be on watch for servere storms

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Severe storms may be moving into the area.

The National Weather Service says a batch of showers and locally intense thunderstorms will continue to affect the northern and northwest suburbs of Chicago through 9:30 p.m. The thnderstorms will produce torrential rainfall and continuous lightning. In addition, there could be isolated incidents of stronger storms with hail as large as a half inch to an inch in diameter and wind gusts over 40 miles per hour.

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