As of 5/7/11 6:56 p.m.: Severe t-storm WATCH has been canceled for Will, Grundy, Kendall and LaSalle Counties in the Chicago area, but continues for Kankakee.

CHICAGO (STMW) – Central Illinois and several several southern counties should brace for severe thunderstorms, winds and hail Saturday night.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 10 p.m. for most of central Illinois, including Will, Grundy, Kankakee counties and counties south of Chicago, according to the National Weather Service’s website.

Additionally, a flood warning remains in effect in northwest Indiana for the Kankakee River in Jasper, Lake, Newton and Porter counties, the weather service said.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected Saturday night, and some could produce large hail and damaging winds, the weather service said.

The storms are expected to move out of the area late Saturday, and Sunday is expected to be mostly sunny with high temperatures in the 60s.

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