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Illinois weather forecast: Severe Thunderstorm Warning, Watch issued for Chicago area counties | LIVE radar

CHICAGO (WLS) — A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for parts of the Chicago area Monday afternoon.

A warning was issued for Iroquois, Ford and Livingston counties until 2:45 p.m.

A warning was also issued for Kankakee County in Illinois and Porter and Newtown counties in Indiana until 2:30 p.m.

Another warning is in effect for Jasper County in Indiana until 2:15 p.m.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued for Kankakee, Livingston, Iroquois and Will counties in Illinois and Jasper, Lake, Newton and Porter counties in Indiana until 4 p.m.

After a warm and mostly quiet morning, ABC7 Chicago Meteorologist Tracy Butler said storms are expected to develop between 1-9 p.m. Some of those storms could become severe, which could bring damaging winds, heavy rain and frequent lightning.

The National Weather Service has most of the Chicago area under an enhanced risk for severe storms, which means numerous severe storms are possible.

ComEd said about 3,200 customers were without power at 1 p.m., mostly throughout the northwestern and western portion of the area.

Monday will be a warm day, with highs around 89. Tuesday will by sunny, breezy and cooler, with highs in the low 80s.

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