Severe Thunderstorm Watch no longer in effect for the Chicago area

Update 7PM CDT…

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch is no longer in effect across the
Chicago area. Storms have moved off to the east.

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Update 5:10PM CDT…

The Severe Thunderstorm Watch is cancelled for Dekalb, Kane,
Lake, and McHenry Counties, but remains in effect for Dupage
and Cook Counties in NE Illinois.

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Update 3:55PM CDT…

The Severe Thunderstorm watch has been cancelled for Boone,
Winnebago, Lee and Ogle Counties in northeast Illinois – the
storms have moved east and are no longer a threat to those
counties. The Watch remains in effect for remaining northeast
Illinois counties under the original Watch issuance.

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The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of 
     Northeast Illinois
     Northern Indiana
     Southwest Lower Michigan
     Southeast Wisconsin
     Lake Michigan
     Includes the following counties in northeast Illinois...
     DuPage, Kane, DeKalb, Ogle, Lee, Winnebago, McHenry, Boone,
     Lake, Cook 



   * Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 155 PM until
     900 PM CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely
     Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible
     A tornado or two possible

   SUMMARY...A fast moving cluster of thunderstorms will track across
   the watch area this afternoon, posing a risk of damaging wind gusts
   and hail.

   The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55
   statute miles north and south of a line from 20 miles northwest of
   Rockford IL to 20 miles north northeast of Kalamazoo MI.
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