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Lightning Storm (File photo credit MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images)

Lightning Storm (File photo credit MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (STMW) — Quarter size hail has been spotted in southwest suburban Evergreen Park as severe thunderstorms roll into the Chicago area Wednesday night.

A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued until 8:30 p.m. for northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana, the National Weather Service said.

At 7:54 p.m., a weather service Doppler Radar detected a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing quarter size hail. Along with the hail is damaging winds in excess of 60 miles per hour. These storms were found along a line extending from Oak Park to Burnham and were moving northeast at 30 mph, the weather service said.

Quarter-size hail was reported in Evergreen Park, with wind gusts up to 60 mph reported in Hometown.

A flash flood warning is also in effect for northwestern Cook and Lake counties, as well as southeastern McHenry and Kane counties until 9 p.m.

The rain will continue into Thursday with a 60 percent chance of showers. The high will reach a balmy 83 degrees but will drop to 64 degrees by night fall.

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