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Thunderstorms prompt delays at Chicago airports

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Rain and thunderstorms moving through the Chicago area is causing delays of up to an hour and flights have been canceled at O'Hare International Airport Tuesday morning.

As of 7:35 a.m., the city's Dept. of Aviation was reporting delays of up to an hour for all inbound and outbound flights at O'Hare. Airlines have also canceled 75 flights at O'Hare.

At Midway, up to 30 minute delays are being reported due to the rain and thunderstorms, the department said.

The bulk of the thunderstorms have passed through the Chicago area but there is a 40 to 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms throughout the morning, NWS meteorologist Mike Bardou said.

Showers and thunderstorms are moving slowly from the northwest and there is a minimal chance of severe thunderstorms this afternoon, Bardou said. There remains a 30-40 percent chance of thunderstorms in the area this afternoon.

Overnight and tomorrow morning, there is a 40 to 50 percent chance of rain in the Chicago area.

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