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Severe Thunderstorm Warnings issued south of city following Tornado Warning

WEATHER ALERT: After a Tornado Warning and a series of Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for the area, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect for Northwest Indiana and Kankakee County until 9 p.m…

WEATHER ALERT: After a Tornado Warning and a series of Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for the area, a Severe Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect for Northwest Indiana and Kankakee County until 9 p.m.

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CHICAGO — A cold front will usher in strong to severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and early evening.

A number of severe watches and warnings have been issued due to the incoming storm system, bringing the potential for damaging hail and winds.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued for Northern Cook County until 2:30 p.m. with 70mph winds and half-dollar sized hail possible.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued for Lake County until 2:15 p.m. with ping pong ball size hail and 60mph wind gusts possible; and DeKalb and Kane counties until 2:30 p.m. with half dollar size hail and 60mph wind gusts.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for all of northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana until 9 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for the Kenosha area until 6 p.m.

Interactive Radar: Track showers and storms here

The Chicago area should be on the look-out for these storms between 3-8pm.

The beach hazards statement issued Tuesday is in effect through 1 p.m. Wednesday. The system is also expected to drop the temperature as it moves into the area to a low of 59 degrees.

Wednesday Forecast: Mostly sunny and cooler conditions. Winds: WNW 10-15 G30. High Temps: 78.

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