Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued Sunday for most counties, suburbs, northern Illinois and northwest Indiana: Radar

CHICAGO (WLS) — Severe weather is possible in the Chicago area on Sunday. Meanwhile, high temperatures reach the mid-90s and are expected to stay that way this week.

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A Severe thunderstorm watch It was issued for most counties in northern Illinois and northwest Indiana until 8 p.m., the National Weather Service said. Monitoring includes the following counties: Boone, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, LaSalle, Lake (IL), Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Will, Winnebago (IL), Lake (IN), and Porter ( IN).

Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kendall, Lake (IL), McHenry and Will counties, but they have expired.

Severe thunderstorm warnings were also issued for DeKalb, La Salle, Lee and Winnebago counties, but those have also expired.

A dust storm warning has also been issued for DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Kendall, La Salle and Will counties until 5:45 p.m.

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The storms suddenly came from Iowa, prompting a watch for our area, ABC7 meteorologist Greg Dutra said. The main threat from storms is strong winds.

Chicago’s weather forecast for Sunday includes a severe thunderstorm watch for most of the region and severe thunderstorm warnings for some counties.

Large crowds could be seen across Chicago on Sunday, with people trying to stay cool in the intense heat and soak up the sun while they could.

Heat gripped the city with temperatures exceeding 90 degrees.

High temperatures reach the mid-90s on Sunday, Father’s Day, and are expected to stay that way this week.

“It’s great that everyone is out…everyone is enjoying it,” said Chicago resident Shay Mishra. “A winter here, I couldn’t do it…so I love summer.”

State Sundays have made a comeback on the Loop, with packed crowds visiting local vendors and all kinds of entertainment.

“It’s amazing…a lot of people having fun…a lot of performances everywhere so it’s pretty cool…pretty awesome,” said Jose, who is visiting Chicago from Denmark.

People also flocked to 31st Street Beach for Father’s Day celebrations, while finding ways to stay cool.

“Sunscreen hat, sun shirts and things like…juice boxes,” resident Kelly Val said.

Humidity is expected to increase throughout the day, ABC7 meteorologist Jaisol Martinez said Sunday morning.

“We just hydrated because we need to stay hydrated,” said Drew Wade, who is from Maryland. “No one wants to pass out because we’re dehydrated.”

Temperatures also rose throughout the day, marking the start of several days with temperatures in the 90s this week. People in Washington Park felt the change as the heat and humidity took hold.

“We have a lot of ice, there’s a lot of water,” said resident Vashun Pinson. “It’s extremely hot…it wasn’t that hot a few hours ago. It just bothered us…so we grabbed some water and a few drinks to stay cool. We’ll be right, and we brought this tent to stay out of the sun.

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