Severe Weather Possible in Chicago-Area Sunday

Sunday could bring severe weather to the Chicago area as high humidity and scorching heat remain in the forecast.

A Tornado Watch has been issued for Kenosha County until 7 p.m.

According to the latest forecasts, the Chicago-area could start to see thunderstorms develop Sunday afternoon. Those storms, some of which could be severe, will continue to fire through the day and will last through at least the early evening hours.

The main threats with the storms will be heavy rains and localized flooding in some places.

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An Excessive Heat Warning also remains in effect throughout northeast Illinois until 7 p.m. Sunday, potentially giving fuel to storms during the day.

Unfortunately for residents, the temperatures will remain hot through the early part of next week, with temps in the mid-to-upper 80's on Monday and then climbing back into the 90's for the Fourth of July holiday. 

Several area sporting events could potentially be impacted by the storms, including the Women’s PGA Championship at Kemper Lakes. That tournament will start early Sunday morning in an effort to get the round in ahead of the stormy weather.

Hot weather is still in the Chicago-area, and residents are feeling the heat, as NBC 5’s Chris Hush reports. 

The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series is also in Chicago this weekend, with the green flag set to fly at 1:30 p.m. It’s unclear when stormy weather could hit Joliet, but it could impact the race.

 The Chicago Cubs are also at home on Sunday, playing host to the Minnesota Twins at 1:20 p.m. Several players were forced to leave Saturday’s game due to heat-related illnesses, and temperatures will once again be high during the contest at Wrigley Field. 

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