CHICAGO (CBS)– Severe weather is approaching the Chicago area.
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There is an enhanced risk of severe weather as more storms develop in the late afternoon and evening, with the worst storms most likely around sunset. As of 1:30 p.m., temps were starting to rise and gusty southwest winds will surge temps to 90 degrees. Dew points continue to show increases in moisture. CBS 2’s Mary Kay Kleist says she is watching the well-defined circulation near the Minnesota-Iowa line that is moving east. Chicagoans can expect a well-organized storm cluster to move through between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. Thete is a Thunderstorm Watch in effect unti 9 p.m.
Warm front is on the move & strong southwesterly winds will drive temps to 90 degrees. Any sunshine will add to the instability. Severe threat likely 3-10pm. Expecting a "Watch" to be issued shortly as conditions are favorable for severe weather. @cbschicago #RealTimeWeather pic.twitter.com/2Ktu4PcZ2K
— Mary Kay Kleist (@MaryKayKleist) June 26, 2020
However, the severe threat is expected to begin in the late afternoon, and these storms be responsible for an isolated tornado or wind damage. Northern areas are at an enhanced risk and southern areas are at a marginal risk for severe weather.READ MORE: Protesters Hold 'Healing Circle' At Site Where Adam Toledo Was Shot And Killed By Police; 'Our Presence Is A Form Of Resistance'
Heavy rain could lead to flooding later in the evening and strong winds (up to 60 mph) remain the main threat. Isolated tornados are possible as storms develop.
Scattered storms are possible again on Saturday.
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Temperatures will be staying in the upper 80s throughout the weekend and next week.