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Chicago Weather Radar Live: Tornado Watch was issued as severe storms could cause harmful wind, hail and tornadoes

CHICAGO (WLS) – Severe storms swept the Chicago area on Wednesday night, resulting in severe thunderstorm warnings and even a brief tornado warning.

A tornado clock will remain in effect for the entire Chicago area and parts of northwest Indiana until 9 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

ABC7 meteorologist Larry Mowry said any tornadoes spinning on Monday night will be fast-paced and likely to be short-lived.

Gripping winds of up to 70 mph, an intense series of thunderstorms that developed over central Illinois, swept through the suburbs Monday night but weakened before reaching the city.

In the early evening, the storms resulted in tornado warnings being issued near Peoria and Bloomington. A storm triggered a brief tornado warning in LaSalle County, but no landing was reported.

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The Chicago area was at a slight risk of severe weather on Monday, according to the Storm Prediction Center.

Temperatures will climb to the upper 70s on Monday and will continue to hit the 70s by midweek. It can rain again on Wednesday and Thursday.

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