CHICAGO (TBEN) – Severe storms did not materialize for the immediate Chicago area on Monday evening, but isolated severe thunderstorm cells persisted in southern Newton and Jasper counties in northwest Indiana in late evening.
Earlier in the afternoon, University of Illinois atmospheric science professor Steve Nesbitt reported that a tornado had been confirmed northwest of Springfield.
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After the storms, cool changes are on their way Tuesday with below-average temperatures for the next seven days.
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The normal maximum is 66 degrees. On Tuesday, temperatures will struggle, with peaks in the 1950s.
A cool northerly wind will keep temperatures by the lake in the lower 50s.
A few showers are possible, but the risk of rain is 20%.
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On Wednesday it will be mostly sunny with a high of 60.