Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Chicago area

The warning, which includes Chicago, Evanston and Cicero, Illinois, is expected to last until 5:15 p.m.

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Lightning strikes the Willis Tower following a severe thunderstorm as seen from Solidarity Drive, Monday, June 30, 2014. | Guy Rhodes/For Sun-Times Media

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning July 24, 2021, for Chicago, Evanston and Cicero, Illinois.

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The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Chicago and neighboring suburbs Saturday.

The warning, which includes Chicago, Evanston and Cicero, Illinois, is expected to last until 5:15 p.m., officials said.

Storms could bring with them winds up to 60 MPH and hail, officials said. In the event of severe weather, residents are urged to move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.

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