Severe thunderstorms are possible in northern Illinois area Sunday evening, according to the National Weather Service. | Graphic via NWS

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning Sunday evening for Lake and McHenry counties as storms with 60 mph wind gusts are expected.

The National Weather Service (NWS) issued the warning around 6:45 p.m. Sunday.

The warning covers Lake County and McHenry County and is set to expire at 7:45 p.m. The warning also covers counties in Wisconsin.

The NWS said severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Wind Point to Yorkville to Wheatland to Walworth.

The storms are moving southeast at 55 mph. The storms have a history of producing wind damage across southeast Wisconsin, the NWS said.

60 mph wind gusts are possible and could down branches and move small objects.

The storms could also damage roofs and siding, the warning said.

The NWS did not say that any tornadoes were expected.

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The NWS said residents should move to an interior room on the lowest floor of the building they are in.

Those who are driving should use caution when driving in heavy rain.