Afternoon, evening thunderstorms could bring hail, damaging winds

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 6/25/2019 2:33 PM

Strong scattered thunderstorms could move through the suburbs with damaging winds and large hail possible.

A severe thunderstorm watch issued by the National Weather Service is in effect until 9 p.m. today for Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties.

Winds could reach 60 mph, and quarter-size hail is possible. There are is a slight chance of a tornado, and flooding is a possibility.

More scattered storms are possible tonight, with the higher coverage anticipated along and south of I-80.

Hot and humid weather in the area are increasing the chance of severe weather. Temperatures are expected to reach the 90s by Friday and into the weekend.

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