Rain, sleet and gusty winds to persist into Thursday

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The Chicago area has already seen rain, sleet and even snow in parts today –  and the weather isn’t over yet.

From now until midday Thursday, the area west of Chicago, including Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Ogle, Lee, DeKalb, Kane, and LaSalle Counties will be under a Wind Advisory. Wind gusts of  25 to 35 mph and 45 mph are possible.  The Wind Advisory may be extended and expanded to include much of the Chicago area later.

Spotty showers and scattered thunderstorms will remain possible tonight and into Thursday morning.

Thursday will also start out chilly but temps will warm through the day.  By the afternoon the chance for showers and thunderstorms becomes more likely.  There is the potential for some strong to severe storms, mainly south and southeast of Chicago.

A Lakeshore Flood Advisory is in effect for Lake and Cook Counties starting at 1 a.m. Thursday.  Strong winds could produce waves to 8 feet to 11 feet.

Strong winds will persist through the weekend and temperatures will drop again on Sunday bringing a chance again for snow.

Updates at wgntv.com/weather



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