By Laura Bannon

CHICAGO (CBS)– Rain is expected for the next few days.

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Thursday’s high temperature will be near 81 degrees with scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Heavy rainfall is likely and areas near McHenry and Aurora are at a greater risk for severe weather.

CBS 2 meteorologists will continue to provide updates on storms approaching the area.

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The Chicago area could get 2 to 4 inches of rain over the next three days. There is potential for gusty thunderstorms, but flooding remains the biggest threat.

Laura Bannon