CHICAGO (CBS) — A line of slow moving storms may develop into severe storms Monday afternoon and sweep across our area into the evening.
A pair of tornado warnings were issued in DeKalb county around 4:30 p.m. At least two possible tornadoes were spotted, including one near Kirkland and another near Monroe Center.READ MORE: Chicago Police Officer Shot In Shopping Center Parking Lot At North And Sheffield Avenues
According to CBS 2 meteorologist Robb Ellis, the line will begin to develop more distinctly between 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. and likely continue sweeping across the entire viewing area through 9:00-10:00 this evening.
The greatest potential for severe storms appears to be between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. An ongoing flooding threat may persist through midnight.
The line of storms will likely contain gusty winds and a few tornadoes are possible. Because the storms are slow moving, there may be some localized flooding.READ MORE: More Than A Third Of CPD Staff Missed Vaccine Reporting Deadline; City Could Begin Placing Employees On 'No Pay' Status Today
The threat is greater later in the evening between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. and farther south (south Chicago to Kankakee to northwest Indiana.
The primary threat includes gusty winds. The secondary threat has tornadoes and flooding.
There is a possibility of severe thunderstorm warnings by the evening newscasts. A tornado warning or two cannot be ruled out. Flash flood warnings will begin to emerge as the dominate threat. Heavy downpours will occur in a short time.
It’ll be steamy and stormy through Thursday with another round of strong storms possible on Tuesday night.MORE NEWS: Magnificent Mile: More Trouble For Area That Was Once A Crown Jewel Of American Retail
And it’ll be slightly cooler but much drier weather by Friday through the weekend.
A line of storms is expected this afternoon in Chicago and may bring severe weather, including wind damage, tornadoes and flooding rain. pic.twitter.com/i6vbxFkpdW
— Robb Ellis (@WxRobb) August 9, 2021