Chicago Severe Weather

Severe thunderstorm warnings expire after storms hit Chicago area

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Earlier severe thunderstorm watches and warnings have been canceled for the Chicago area Monday, but northwest Indiana is still being hit by storms.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for southeastern Lake County, southern Porter County, northeastern Newton County and northern Jasper County in northwest Indiana until 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

The storm was located over DeMotte, drifting to the east at approximately 15 miles per hour.

Earlier warnings in LaPorte County were allowed to expire.

The initial watch, which had included counties in northeast Illinois, was canceled before its scheduled expiration at 5 p.m., officials said.

Severe thunderstorm warnings had been issued in DeKalb, McHenry, Will, Lake and Cook counties in Illinois, with wind gusts in excess of 50 miles per hour and large hail reported in some locations.

Those warnings have been allowed to expire as the storms moved out over Lake Michigan.

Another round of severe weather could begin later in the evening, with most of the Chicago area at a “slight” risk of severe storms. Additional storms could also occur Tuesday, with much of the area at an "enhanced" risk of severe weather, officials said.

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