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Chicago Should Brace For Another Round Of Thunderstorms Wednesday Night

The storms could produce strong winds, torrential downpours and hail.

The Chicago skyline seen from Morgan Shoal, a 32-acre limestone sheet in Lake Michigan, near the Hyde Park between 47th and 51st streets.
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CHICAGO — The city could be in for another round of thunderstorms Wednesday night.

They could hit “after dinnertime, if not after dark,” meteorologist Brett Borchardt of the National Weather Service said Wednesday.

The storms could produce strong winds, torrential downpours and hail.

“Really, what we’ve seen the last couple of days, we could see again,” Borchardt said.

Chicago still is under an extreme heat and humidity warning, prompting the city to keep its cooling centers open through Wednesday, but early morning storms helped lower temperatures in the area slightly.

“It’s still going to get warm, but definitely not as hot and humid” as Tuesday, Borchardt said. “It looks like the real dangerous tropical heat is behind us.”

Morning storms produced wind gusts of 59 mph at O’Hare Airport and 58 mph at Midway Airport, according to the National Weather Service.

RELATED: Chicago’s Cooling Centers Are Open As Extreme Heat And Humidity Descend On City

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