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Severe thunderstorm watch extended to 11 p.m.

Published: Monday, May 12, 2014 10:26 a.m. CDT • Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014 3:55 p.m. CDT

McHenry County is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Weather hazards could include: wind gusts over 60 miles per hour, hail up to the size of a quarter, torrential downpours and frequent cloud-to-ground lightning.

Widely scattered thunderstorms are possible area-wide throughout the day today, with increased chances across north central Illinois after 7 p.m. into the overnight, according to the NWS.

A severe thunderstorm watch was sent out Monday morning and originally was set to expire at 5 p.m.

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