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Downpour catches Chicago by surprise

A pedestrian retrieves his blown-away plastic raincofrom motorist Kinzie Wells during sudden downpour Chicago Friday July 13 2012. | Richard

A pedestrian retrieves his blown-away plastic raincoat from a motorist on Kinzie at Wells during a sudden downpour in Chicago on Friday, July 13, 2012. | Richard A. Chapman~Sun-Times

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Updated: July 13, 2012 4:48PM

Thunderstorms raced through the Chicago area on Friday afternoon, leaving some pedestrians unprepared and others happy they remembered to bring an umbrella.

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