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Northern Illinois has severe thunderstorm warnings, watches

Meteorologists Tuesday issued a severe thunderstorm warning for a few collar counties and a severe thunderstorm watch for most of northern Illinois.

The warning, which means severe weather is considered imminent, covers portions of DeKalb, Lee, Kane and Ogle counties and is in effect until 2:30 p.m. The severe thunderstorm watch, which means severe weather is possible, covers most of the rest of northern Illinois, including Chicago, and will be in effect until 9 p.m.

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