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Parts of the Central and Midwestern United States are under the threat of severe weather Tuesday evening.

"A line of severe storms will continue to press eastward into tonight across southern Wisconsin, Illinois, and Missouri and will bring damaging winds, flooding downpours, and a couple of tornadoes, especially this evening across Illinois and southern Wisconsin," AccuWeather Meteorologist Jordan Root said.

"Wind gusts up to 65 mph will bring down trees and power lines, while heavy rain will lead to flash flooding. These storms will likely pass through Chicago between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. local time," he said.

UPDATES: (All times are listed in CDT)

8:24 p.m. CDT Tuesday: The storms have forced a delay in the game between the Cubs and Tigers at Wrigley Field.

8:03 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Nearly 5,000 Ameren Illinois customers without power, the utility reports.

7:43 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Due to thunderstorms, arriving flights at Chicago O'Hare International Airport are being delayed by nearly an hour, the FAA reports.

7:38 p.m. CDT Tuesday: Trees and power poles down in Cherryvale, Kansas, after a 65 mph estimated wind gust, local law enforcement said.

7:09 p.m. CDT Tuesday: From 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. CDT, 1.60 inches of rain fell near Freeport, Illinois, a National Weather Service trained spotter reports.

7:07 p.m. CDT Tuesday: A strong thunderstorm with gusty winds and heavy rain will arrive in Chicago between 8 and 9 p.m. local time.