Another round of storms possible Tuesday in the Chicago area – NBC Chicago

After a stormy morning triggered weather alerts in several Chicago-area counties, leading to the cancellation of dozens of flights and sparks at the area’s largest airport, the threat of severe weather n is not yet ruled out.

Another round of storms is possible in the afternoon.

In the afternoon and evening, a cold front is expected to move through the area, which could spark another round of storms for some, according to the NBC 5 Storm Team.

Storms are expected to break out between late afternoon and early evening, and continue through the night and into the night.

“Most of the activity will start to move a little further south overnight and early Wednesday morning,” said NBC 5 Storm Team Meteorologist Iisha Scott.

According to the Storm Prediction Center, northern counties were at “marginal” risk of severe weather Tuesday, which ranks as level one out of five on the SPC’s five-tier scale. The rest of the Chicago area was at a “marginal” risk of severe weather Tuesday. “Slight” risk of severe weather, classified as level two.

The National Weather Service said storms developing along the line would be “likely” to become severe, bringing threats of damaging winds, hail and heavy rain.

Severe thunderstorm watches and warnings took effect early Tuesday in the Chicago area as a line of fast-moving thunderstorms brought heavy downpours, lightning, hail and thunder.

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Ahead of the weather, Chicago’s Metropolitan Water Reclamation District issued an “Overflow Action Day” alert, advising Chicago-area residents to use less water to avoid overflowing stormwater management systems in the region.

Tuesday will also be a hot and humid day with more muggy conditions, Roman said. Dew points in the 60s and 70s were expected, along with temperatures in the 80s to mid-90s.

According to Scott, heat index levels on Tuesday could reach over 100 in some areas.

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