Tornado watch in effect with more storms headed to suburbs

A tornado watch was issued for storms that rolled into the area this afternoon bringing scattered thunderstorms and the potential for tennis ball-sized hail.

The watch is currently set to expire at 9 p.m. A tornado warning was issued for a sliver of northeastern McHenry County earlier in the afternoon as well.

A tornado watch is in effect for the Chicago area through 9 p.m. Tuesday. National Weather Service

This was the second round of storms today in what is likely going to bring other systems into the suburbs Wednesday afternoon and late Wednesday night.

The first round of storms earlier today brought a few lightning strikes and heavy rain at times. The afternoon system brought much higher winds and a brief deluge that swamped many suburban streets for a short time.

There were no immediate reports of significant damage.

Temperatures will remain warm over the next two days before cooling off into the upper 50s Thursday and Friday, forecasts show. More rain is possible Thursday, but Friday the region begins to dry out.

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