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Drenching Rains and Gusty Winds Forecasted for Tuesday Night and Most of Wednesday

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Strong winds and drenching rains are on the way for the Chicago area from Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning as a low-pressure system approaches.

Rainfall is expected to begin alongside strong winds by the later hours of Tuesday evening, with rain likely to continue through all of Wednesday and into the overnight hours of Thursday morning.

The same system that may produce gusty winds Tuesday evening previously caused a blizzard across much of the Great Plains and Rockies, complicating travel for millions of Americans, according to the Associated Press.

According to the NWS, the limited wind risk will continue on Wednesday before dissipating. Current forecasts from the NBC 5 Storm Team show an 81 percent chance of rain on Wednesday, with a limited chance of snow on both Thursday and Friday.

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