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Storms, high winds expected in Chicago area Wednesday: weather service

The south suburbs around Blue Island, Evergreen Park, Chicago Heights, Kankakee and Hammond, Indiana, could see severe storms with winds up to 70 mph, the weather service said.

Rain is forecast in Chicago on October 11, 2020
Storms will hit the Chicago area June 10, 2020, the weather service said.
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A “gusty” pattern of thunderstorms is expected to move into the Chicago area Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Storms carrying heavy downpours and wind gusts up to 60 mph will move through Chicago throughout the morning, the weather service said.

The south suburbs around Blue Island, Evergreen Park, Chicago Heights, Kankakee and Hammond, Indiana, could see severe storms with winds up to 70 mph, the weather service said. Penny-sized hail is also possible in these areas.

“Head indoors until these storms pass,” the weather service said.