Thunderstorms Head Toward Chicago - NBC Chicago

Thunderstorms Head Toward Chicago

Break out your umbrellas



    Monday Afternoon Weather: Ominous

    A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 9 p.m. (Published Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014)

    Chicago and its suburbs are about to get wet.

    The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for a number of Chicago area counties including Cook, DuPage, McHenry, Lake, Kendall and Lasalle.

    Heavy rains and lightning will threaten the area until 9:00 p.m. tonight as storms move eastward from Iowa into Northern Illinois.

    Scattered thunderstorms could produce wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour, the service says.

    The conditions could create a tricky commute.

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