Heavy Rain Looms Over Parts of Chicago Area

The storms bring with them a threat for damaging wind gusts of up to 60 mph, torrential rainfall, large hail, lightning and possibly even isolated tornadoes

Stormy weather was threatening to bring large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes to the Chicago area late Monday afternoon and evening. 

Some showers began in the early afternoon hours, with the biggest threat for severe weather beginning around 5 p.m., according to NBC 5 Storm Team meteorologists. 

Storms were expected to grow more numerous - and thought to potentially become severe. Just how severe the storms become, however, depended on a warm front setting up across the area.

Though the threat for severe storms exists across the Chicago area through about 11 p.m., locations along and south of Interstate 80 are favored for more severe activity.

Any storms that do develop are expected to push east through northwest Indiana during the late evening hours, fading after midnight.

Tuesday looks to remain dry for most, though a chance for a few isolated showers or storms returns for the afternoon once again.

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