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Strong Storms Rattle Western Suburbs, Parts of Northern Indiana

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While severe thunderstorms didn't end up hitting the Chicago area, some locations did see some strong storms, gusty winds and heavy rains on Sunday afternoon.

The thunderstorms began to develop in the western and southern suburbs early Sunday, prompting several "special weather statements" due to wind gusts in excess of 40 miles per hour and locally-heavy rain.

Even still, forecasted severe thunderstorms did not develop, although a severe thunderstorm watch was issued for Newton and Jasper counties in Indiana.

In that state, some strong storms also developed, with cells hitting both counties along with Ford and Iroquois counties in Illinois.

Temperatures are expected to cool after Sunday's storms, with highs Monday only anticipated to be in the low-to-mid 50s.

Here were the updates from Sunday's weather as they came into the NBC 5 Newsroom.

1:19 p.m.: Cubs Announce Tentative Start Time for Sunday Game

The Cubs and Pirates will aim to get their Sunday game started at approximately 2:15 p.m., just about one hour after the originally-scheduled start time.

The game was delayed due to rain in the area.

12:49 p.m.: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued in NW Indiana

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for Newton and Jasper counties in northwest Indiana until 7 p.m.

According to the National Weather Service, the watch also includes Benton County in Indiana, along with Ford and Iroquois counties in Illinois.

The towns of Watseka, Paxton and Gilman are included in the Illinois portion of the watch, while Rensselaer, Kentland and Demotte are included in Indiana.

Severe storms with the potential to cause damaging straight-line winds are possible in the impacted areas.

12:37 p.m.: Cubs, Pirates Game Delayed Due to Weather

Due to rain in the city of Chicago, the 1:20 p.m. start time for Sunday's game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs has been pushed back.

According to the Cubs, it is not known at this time what time the contest will start:

12:06 p.m.: Special Weather Statement Issued for Far Northeastern Illinois

A new special weather statement has been issued for parts of Lake, DuPage, Cook and Will counties due to a long line of thunderstorms that is continuing to march to the northeast at 55 miles per hour.

The storms are packing wind gusts in excess of 40 miles per hour, along with locally-heavy rain at times.

Chicago, Naperville, Waukegan and Schaumburg are all in the path of the storms, according to the National Weather Service.

11:32 a.m.: Special Weather Statement Issued for Large Swath of Northern Illinois

A new special weather statement has been issued for numerous northern Illinois counties as a line of thunderstorms continues to push through the area.

Kendall and Kane Counties, along with portions of McHenry, Lake, DuPage, Cook and Will counties are all under the statement, which is in effect until 12:15 p.m.

Storms with wind gusts between 40 and 50 miles per hour are possible during that time, and residents are reminded that tree limbs could be damaged and loose objects may blow around outside due to the weather.

11:15 a.m.: Special Weather Statement Issued as Strong Storms Arrive

A long line of thunderstorms, stretching along most of the western edge of the NBC 5 viewing area, has sparked a special weather statement from the National Weather Service.

The statement impacts western Kendall County, all of LaSalle County, southeastern DeKalb County, western Grundy County and southwestern Kane County.

The line of thunderstorms extends from Earlville to Winona, and is moving to the northeast at 55 miles per hour.

The storms could pack wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour, according to officials.

Timeline: When Severe Weather Could Hit Chicago Area Sunday

The National Weather Service says that there is a possibility of strong-to-severe thunderstorms striking the Chicago area on Sunday, but when could the worst of the weather arrive?

Sunday has started out on the cloudy and rainy side, with most of the area currently dealing with scattered showers in the morning hours, but things are expected to intensify as the day moves along.

It appears that the early afternoon hours could see strong thunderstorms develop in the western portion of the NBC 5 viewing area. Around 2 p.m. and onward, areas at and east of Interstate 57 could potentially see strong-to-severe thunderstorms developing, with damaging winds and even an isolated tornado possible.

You can get the full timeline here.

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