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Storms possible in Chicago area Monday – NBC Chicago

The Chicago area could see a series of strong to severe thunderstorms Monday, just in time for the start of the evening commute.

According to the National Weather Service, these storms are expected to move westward into the region early this afternoon and reach the city around 4 p.m.

Some storms could potentially be “strong to severe,” officials said, with gusty winds and large hail both possible threats.

Frequent lightning is also possible during thunderstorms, as are torrential downpours which could slow travel during the evening commute.

After the series of storms passes through, there remains a chance of rain Tuesday morning, with waves of showers and thunderstorms still possible during the morning commute.

Later Tuesday, some rain could mix with snow, and the snow is expected to cause slush accumulations in the area late Tuesday and even Wednesday.

Winds are also expected to intensify significantly Wednesday, with gusts up to 45 miles per hour in the afternoon.

Air temperatures are only expected to reach the upper 30s, making for a breezy afternoon with freezing wind chills possible.

Stay tuned to the NBC 5 Storm Team for all the latest updates and severe weather push alerts.

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