CHICAGO (WLS) — Strong to severe storms were most likely to move through western counties in the Chicago area later Sunday afternoon between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., ABC7 Chicago Meteorologist Mark McGinnis said.
Damaging winds and hail are likely in the strongest storms.
A Severe thunderstorm warning was in place for some counties in the Chicago area, but has since expired.
A Severe thunderstorm watch was issued for several counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin, but expired.
The watch was issued until 7 p.m. for Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kendall, Will, Boone, Bureau, Carroll, DeKalb, Henry, Jo Daviess, Kane, Lake, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Putnam, Stephenson counties , Whiteside and Winnebago in Illinois and Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green, Green Lake, Iowa, Jefferson, Kenosha, Lafayette, Marquette, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Rock, Sauk, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington and counties from Waukesha, Wisconsin.
The storms arrived in Chicago around dinnertime with possible gusty winds. Around 7:30 p.m., they weakened and lost their serious threat, McGinnis said.
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Another round of afternoon storms is possible Monday, but sunshine is expected for much of the next seven days, ABC7 Chicago meteorologist Greg Dutra said. It will still be a bit cooler than normal, he said.
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