Heavy Rain, Storms Head Into Chicago Area

Blackhawks fans were undeterred by the muggy conditions and thunderstorms during the parade and rally celebration Thursday, but the storms are far from over.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for DeKalb, Ogle and Winnebago Counties that remained in effect until 5:15 p.m. Saturday. The severe storm system was first located 6 miles southwest of Winnebago moving east at about 50 mph, according to the National Weather Service. The storm’s winds were reported to reach 60 mph.

An additional severe thunderstorm warning was issued for LaSalle and Lee Counties and extended for DeKalb county until 7:30 p.m.

Storms for the Chicago area are expected to develop late Saturday evening after a day of warm and humid temperatures.

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Some of the night’s storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall, forecasters warned, with the heaviest rain seen west and south of the city.

By early morning Sunday the storms are expected to have subsided, and Father’s Day should see cloudy skies with highs in the low 80s.

Monday will begin with partly sunny conditions before a new storm system moves in, creating a chance of rain and lightning to start out the work week.

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