Chicago weather: Severe storm threat continues overnight with flooding possible

Tornado Warning canceled for southeast Wisconsin; Severe Thunderstorm, Flood Watch for most of Chicago area until 1 a.m.

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Sunday, June 23, 2024
Severe weather threat as storms move across Chicago area overnight
The Chicago weather outlook Saturday has a Severe Thunderstorm Watch and Warnings for the area, with damaging wind gusts and flooding as top concerns.

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Saturday's forecast calls for near record-high temperatures and severe storms.

The record-high temperature for June 22 is 97 degrees. Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 96 Saturday. Much of the Chicago area is under a level two out of five threat for severe weather.

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A previous Severe Thunderstorm Warning was in effect for DuPage County until 11:30 p.m., the National Weather Service said.

A previous Severe Thunderstorm Warning was in effect for Kane County until 11 p.m., the National Weather Service said.

A previous Severe Thunderstorm Warning was in effect for De Kalb County until 10:45 p.m., the National Weather Service said.

A previous Severe Thunderstorm Watch and Flood Watch were in effect for Cook, De Kalb, DuPage, Will, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, La Salle, Lake (IL), McHenry, Winnebago, Boone, Livingston and Ogle counties in Illinois until 1 a.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service said.

A previous Flash Flood Warning was in effect for Boone, Lake (IL), McHenry, Winnebago counties in Illinois until 1:15 a.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service said.

A previous Severe Thunderstorm Warning is effect for Ogle and Winnebago counties in Illinois until 10:15 p.m., the National Weather Service said.

A previous Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Lake, McHenry and Boone counties in Illinois has been canceled, the National Weather Service said.

A previous Tornado Warning and a previous Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Walworth, Kenosha and Racine counties in Wisconsin have been canceled, the National Weather Service said.

Saturday's severe weather outlook puts the Chicago area under a level 2 out of 5 threat, with damaging wind gusts and flooding being the top concerns.

Storms are expected to approach the Wisconsin-Illinois state line between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. before making their way to the city between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m., ABC7 Chicago Meteorologist Jaisol Martinez said. They will hit Northwest Indiana by midnight.

The main concerns for these storms are damaging wind gusts and flooding. There is a small risk of tornadoes, especially in the far northwest suburbs, ABC7 Chicago Meteorologist Phil Schwarz said.

Sunday will not be as hot but is expected to remain warm with high temperatures in the mid-80s. The humidity will drop throughout the day.

Extreme heat is expected to return Tuesday with high temperatures potentially reaching the upper-90s before it turns significantly cooler mid-week.

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