Scattered thunderstorms to affect the Chicago area this evening

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CHICAGO -- Thunderstorms developed late this Saturday afternoon after a hot and humid afternoon as a lake breeze front moved inland acting as a miniature cold front.

The storms will continue to affect scattered portions of the metro area this evening, bringing some gusty winds, hail and blinding downpours.


The slow-moving nature of the storms in combination with the heavy rain can result in local flooding.

One storm sat over Arlington Park Race Track for about a half-hour bringing blinding downpours just before the running of the Arlington Million.


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