'Tis the season for stormy weather in the Chicago area and this holiday week is no exception as Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued Tuesday evening.
The National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Kendall, LaSalle and DeKalb counties until 10:15 p.m.
Earlier a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Kendall, Will, Kane and DuPage counties was issued until 9 p.m., for Kane County until 7:45 p.m., and Cook, Lake and DuPage counties until 8:15 p.m. Tuesday.
The day started mostly sunny, warm and humid but turned cloudy by the early afternoon, staying hot with highs between 88 and 93 degrees and heat index readings possibly reaching up to 100 degrees.
Scattered storms developed in the afternoon and were expected to become more numerous in the evening, with heavy rain and isolated severe storms possible. Any showers and storms should taper off and end by midnight for partly cloudy, mild and humid conditions overnight.
Wednesday looks to be partly sunny, very warm with highs in the mid to upper 80s and humid with periodic scattered showers and storms in the afternoon and evening. A few strong storms with heavy rain will be possible.
The Fourth of July itself will also likely see periods of showers and storms throughout the day, and remain warm and humid with highs between 85 and 90 degrees.