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Storms, hail threaten Lake, DuPage, northern Cook County

A persattending gymnastics meet Saturday April 12 2014 Palatine High School submitted picture hail thhe said fell Palatine during severe

A person attending a gymnastics meet Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Palatine High School submitted a picture of hail that he said fell in Palatine during a severe storm. | Proto privided

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Updated: April 12, 2014 11:26AM

The warm weather could be met with severe thunderstorms in the northern suburbs Saturday.

Northern Cook, Lake and DuPage counties will be in a risk area for severe thunderstorms through Saturday night, National Weather Service Meteorologist Ricky Castro said.

Chicago is not included in the risk area and will likely see no storms for the rest of the morning, Castro said. There’s a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms this afternoon and a 40 percent chance tonight, according to the weather service.

Meanwhile, the city will warm up to a high of 77 degrees Saturday, according to the weather service.

But the balmy weather won’t stay for long. Temperatures are expected to dip back to the 60s on Sunday and down to a high of 40 degrees on Monday.

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