CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago area is under a slight risk of severe storms on Tuesday afternoon.
The main threats from any potential severe weather will be, lightning, hail and damaging winds, CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports.
There is also a small risk of a an islolated tornado southeast of the city into northwest Indiana if the storms develop late in the afternoon.
According to CBS 2 meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist, the best storm chance is from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. She said the storms could bring winds of 60 mph.
The Chicago area is still at a “slight risk” for severe weather.
Airlines have canceled hundreds of Chicago flights amid storms in the area.
As of 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, 332 flights had been canceled at O’Hare International Airport, and 40 flights have been canceled at Midway International Airport.
Due to weather, airlines at O'Hare have cancelled 225 flights are reporting delays averaging 40+ minutes. Please check flight status with carrier.
— O'Hare Intl. Airport (@fly2ohare) September 3, 2019
The high temperate is expected to reach 86 degrees, but Wednesday will be much cooler with a high around 70. Strong winds tomorrow will also create high waves on Lake Michigan.