Tornadoes seen in severe Chicago thunderstorms
Tornadoes spotted as severe thunderstorms hit Chicago area Monday night
Thunderstorms capable of producing wind gusts up to 70 mph could form later in the afternoon and in the evening, mainly between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
Several brief tornadoes were reported as severe thunderstorms with damaging and hail moved through the Chicago area late Monday afternoon, according to meteorologists.
Storms that caused hail and downpours moved across the area between 15 to 20 mph, prompting a severe thunderstorm warning that went in effect in Cook and DuPage counties until 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
A few brief tornados may continue but will weaken throughout the night, the weather service said.
The storms could produce localized flooding as it continues to rain in the same areas, the weather service said.
A tornado watch was issued until 10 p.m. for several counties, including Cook, DeKalb, Grundy, Kane, Lake, Will and McHenry, the weather service said.
The system is expected to move through Rockford, Elgin, Joliet, Waukegan, Chicago, northwest Indiana and other areas near the lakefront, the weather service said. Storms were expected to move out of the area by midnight.
More storms could be in store for Tuesday, mainly after 1 p.m., according to the weather service. Temperatures were also expected to climb into the 90s Tuesday.
The rest of the week will stay hot, with high temps above 85 degrees Wednesday and Thursday before a slight cool down on Friday.Share this article: