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Would you believe baseball-size hail?

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The National Weather Service is calling for some severe weather this afternoon and evening around Evanston — including the possibility of "hail to the size of baseballs."

The forecast also calls for damaging winds in excess of 75 miles per hour and a potential for strong tornadoes as well as very heavy rainfall that could cause flash flooding.

A very warm, humid and unstable air mass will blanket the area and a strong upper-level disturbance will move across the region this evening — creating favorable conditions for a severe weather outbreak.

Thunderstorms are forecast to produce one to three inches of rain, with very high rainfall rates in some of the stronger storms.

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