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Flights canceled, delayed as storms move through Chicago

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Severe weather is impacting flights at O'Hare and Midway on Thursday as scattered storms move across the Chicago area.

More than 120 flights have been canceled at O'Hare on Thursday, and both inbound and outbound flights are delayed an average of 45 minutes, according to the city's Department of Aviation.

At Midway, inbound and outbound flights are delayed up to 25 minutes.

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The storms and showers are expected to diminish during the early afternoon, according to the National Weather Service. But forecasters said the storms could still produce heavy rainfall, localized flooding and wind gusts above 35 mph.

Hot, humid weather was also in the mix for Thursday—with heat index readings expected to peak near 100 degrees, and high temperatures between 87 and 91 degrees, according to the weather outlook.

Widespread storms are also possible Friday and Friday night, including gusty winds and heavy rain, according to the weather service.

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