NBC 5 Storm Team Meteorologist Alicia Roman says we’re in for a hot, humid day, and storms could develop this evening. Large hail or a tornado are possible, the service said.

Severe thunderstorms are expected this afternoon and into tonight across central Nebraska, east into Iowa, and north into Minneapolis, Minnesota. Areas to the west and south of Rockford have a lower threat for severe weather, but strong storms are still definitely possible.

The Chicago area is in the enhanced risk category for severe weather, including heavy rain, lightning, gusty wind and hail.

The threat of severe weather Sunday evening is looking more likely as a strong cold front makes its passage through the state. Have your weather radio on and ready as well to receive any potential severe weather reports. Take cover immediately, if threatening weather approaches.

Environment Canada advised that there is no safe place outdoors during a thunderstorm and residents should seek shelter if they see adverse conditions. “Go indoors and move away from windows and skylights”.