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Weather forecast: Storms likely in the afternoon

Published: Monday, May 20, 2013 9:26 a.m. CDT

Severe weather is possible today, as the National Weather Service forecast warns of showers and thunderstorms likely today, "mainly after 4 p.m."

"Some of the storms could produce small hail and gusty winds," the forecast reads. And thunderstorms also are likely tonight. The chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Today's forecast high temperature is 87. Thunderstorms also are in the forecast for Tuesday.

According to a hazardous weather outlook issued by the weather service thunderstorms will develop late this morning across central Illinois and lift north and east into north central Illinois, "with some of these thunderstorms having the potential to become severe."

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