A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 9 p.m.
Chicago and its suburbs are about to get wet.
Heavy rains and lightning will threaten the area until 9:00 p.m. tonight as storms move eastward from Iowa into Northern Illinois.
Scattered thunderstorms could produce wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour, the service says.
The conditions could create a tricky commute.
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