Chicago Weather Alert: Severe thunderstorm warnings, monitors system arrival from Wisconsin

CHICAGO (SCS) — A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Cook, Lake, Kane and McHenry counties until 11:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service said a severe thunderstorm was spotted near Crystal Lake shortly before 11 p.m., moving southeast at 25 mph.

The storm creates wind gusts of 60 mph and could damage roofs, siding and trees.

Meanwhile, a severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for most of the Chicago area through Tuesday morning.



The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 3 a.m. for Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, Will, Boone, DeKalb, Ogle, and Winnebago counties in Illinois, as well than Lake and Porter counties in Indiana.



Storms will increase from the north over the next few hours. Storms producing damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes will be possible.



TONIGHT: Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some could be serious. Down 75°

TUESDAY: Generally sunny with intense heat, then a possibility of heavy storms at the end of the day. Top 95°

WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 84°

An unstable weather pattern will be with us for the next few days, including tonight with a chance for showers and storms. A few storms could be strong or violent and produce gusty winds, hail and isolated tornadoes. Lows will be in the low to mid 70s.

Tuesday will be a mostly sunny and warm day with highs in the mid to high 90s. Very humid conditions will create dangerous heat index values ​​between 105 and 110 degrees. A Heat Notice is in effect until Tuesday evening.

An unstable, hot and humid atmosphere could again allow a burst of intense thunderstorms at the end of the day. Developing storms could quickly become strong or severe through Tuesday evening.

Wednesday not as warm with highs in the 80’s. Storm risk continues through Friday.


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