Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued for Ford, Kankakee Counties

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for three southern Illinois counties ahead of strong storms expected into the evening.

The National Weather Service issued the warning for Ford, Kankakee and Livingston counties until 4:45 p.m. The weather service said small hail, heavy rain and lightning are possible.

Isolated strong thunderstorms were expected in the area until 6 p.m.

Earlier in the day, rain dampened Tuesday's morning commute with heavy rainfall reported across the Chicago area. Models predicted anywhere from one to two inches of rain falling across the area.

Keep your umbrella handy throughout the week. Showers and isolated thunderstorms remain possible Wednesday as highs reach the low to mid-70s.

The threat for rain and storms continues through Sunday.

The good news? High temps in the upper 70s and low 80s on Thursday and Friday. Both days are expected to be partly sunny, breezy, warm and humid.

Mother's Day weekend kicks off with slightly cooler but still above-average highs in the mid-70s. A few storms again are possible, especially late in the day.

Mom's big day looks mostly cloudy and even cooler with highs in the mid to upper 60s.

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