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Strong to severe thunderstorms with heavy rain to continue across the central and southern Plains

Periods of strong to severe thunderstorms will continue across a wide area of the central to southern Plains through Friday. Locally heavy rain can be expected over saturated ground, with areas of flooding and flash flooding. A few of the storms will also produce hail and strong gusty winds, with an isolated tornado or two possible.
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Last Update: 326 PM CDT THU MAY 28 2015

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Chicago, IL Local Forecast Office

14NM NNW Evanston IL

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WAVES ARE PROVIDED AS A RANGE OF SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHTS...WHICH IS THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 1/3 OF THE WAVES...ALONG WITH THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE HIGHEST 10 PERCENT OF THE WAVES WHICH WILL OCCASIONALLY BE ENCOUNTERED.

Tonight
East winds around 10 kt becoming southeast after midnight. Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Waves 1 to 3 ft.
Friday
South winds 15 to 20 kt. Showers and thunderstorms likely. Waves 1 to 3 ft.
Friday Night
Southwest winds 10 to 15 kt. Showers likely in the evening. Showers and thunderstorms. Waves around 1 ft.
Saturday
West winds 15 to 25 kt becoming northwest to 30 kt late in the morning...then north early in the afternoon. Occasional gales possible in the afternoon. Showers likely. Waves 3 to 5 ft occasionally to 7 ft building to 6 to 10 ft occasionally to 13 ft in the afternoon. A small craft advisory will likely be needed.
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Last Update: 326 PM CDT THU MAY 28 2015
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