By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)– There is a threat for strong to severe thunderstorms Monday night.

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Monday’s high temperatures will be near 74 degrees with thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.

There is an increased risk of tornado, hail with strong winds as storms move in around 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Southern areas are at a greater risk for strong storms. The National Weather Service is likely to issue storm watches and possibly warnings later today.

Storms should clear by midnight.

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CBS 2 meteorologists will provide updates on any warnings in the Chicago area.

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After a stormy start to the week, the rest of the week will be much cooler with high temperatures in the 50s and 60s.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff