Band of showers, thunderstorms approaching Chicago area

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CHICAGO -- Around 11 a.m. this morning a band of showers and isolated thunderstorms was rotating northeast into north-central and northeast Illinois as it approached the Chicago Metro area.

At this time the storms are not severe and of are not even producing thunder and lightning.

However the Storm Prediction Center has the Chicago area on the west edge of an area of potential severe weather.

This morning’s persistent cloud cover, which resulted in a lack of daytime heating has been a factor in the lack of severe weather so far today, though one thunderstorm in Lee County has the potential to produce gusty winds and brief downpours.

If the line passes through the Chicago area with little additional development then today’s severe weather will affect areas east of Chicago.

There is a chance of possible severe weather watches this afternoon.

The next few hours will be critical in storm development.

The WGN Weather Center will continue to monitor this line of storm and bring the latest updates and any potential watches and warnings that may be required later today.

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