UPDATE: At 12:32 p.m., the warning for eastern Lake and eastern Cook counties has been canceled. UPDATE: At 12:16 p.m., the warning for central Will and eastern DuPage counties was canceled.

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UPDATE: A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Lake County (IL), Will County, DuPage County and Cook County until 12:45 p.m.

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According to the National Weather Service, a line of thunderstorms moving east at 55 mph is approaching the region, originating from Marengo to Batavia.

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Gusts of 77 mph were recorded at DuPage Airport in West Chicago as storms moved through the western suburbs.

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The following communities may be affected: – Chicago – Aurora – Joliet – Naperville – Elgin – Waukegan – Cicero – Hammond, IN – Arlington Heights – Evanston – Schaumburg

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Saturday is expected to start out a bit rainy, with one round of precipitation anticipated to hit the Chicago area by around 10 a.m.

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While showers and the occasional rumbling of thunder are forecasted to dissipate in the afternoon, high winds in the Chicago area are likely to persist.

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Temperatures are forecasted to peak in the mid 60s earlier in the day, with temperature dropping throughout the afternoon and evening, eventually into the mid 40s

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Clocks officially fall back Sunday morning, when high temperatures make their way back into the low 60s, with a forecasted low in the low 40s.

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Additionally, in preparation for high wind gusts forecasted for Saturday, ComEd will be opening their emergency operations center in preparation for potential power outages.

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