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Dozens of crashes reported amid heavy snow showers causing low visibility in Lake and McHenry counties

Dozens of vehicle crashes were reported Thursday evening in Lake and McHenry counties as whiteout conditions occurred due to snow showers. The National Weather Service said in a statement around 4:30 p.m. that scattered snow showers would be continuing into the evening Thursday. The weather service warned that the heaviest snow showers would produce brief […]

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Up to 6 inches of snow could accumulate in parts of Lake and McHenry counties, NWS says

The National Weather Service said parts of Lake and McHenry counties are projected to receive 3-5 inches of snow by Wednesday morning, with some areas seeing around six inches. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a winter weather advisory early Tuesday morning for northeast Illinois. The advisory covers Lake, McHenry, DuPage and Cook counties. The […]

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Some parts of Lake, McHenry counties could see 2-3 inches of snow by Tuesday evening, NWS says

The National Weather Service said snow is expected starting late Monday into Tuesday and total accumulations of 2-3 inches are possible in parts of Lake and McHenry counties. The National Weather Service (NWS) said snow is on track to start late Monday and Tuesday morning in the northern Illinois area. Some light accumulations are expected, […]

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NWS issues warning about elevated fire weather risk in Lake, McHenry counties

The National Weather Service has issued a warning about an elevated brush fire threat Sunday in the northern Illinois area, including Lake and McHenry counties. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued the hazardous weather outlook warning Sunday morning and then issued a follow-up special weather statement. The outlook covers portions of North Central and Northeast […]

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First snowflakes of season fall in Chicagoland area as ‘burst of snow’ expected Monday afternoon

The first snowflakes of the season fell Monday morning in northeast Illinois and the National Weather Service says a “burst of snow” is expected later this afternoon. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a hazardous weather outlook for Lake and McHenry counties, including portions of North Central Illinois, Northeast Illinois and Northwest Indiana. The NWS […]

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Severe thunderstorms could bring hail, 75 mph winds and flash flooding to northern Illinois, NWS says

A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for the Chicagoland area due to storms that could bring destructive winds, hail and flash flooding Monday afternoon, the weather service said. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued the watch Monday morning to remain in effect until 4 p.m. Monday. The watch covers Lake, McHenry, Will, Boone, DeKalb, […]

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Strong thunderstorms could bring tornado and damaging winds to northern Illinois, NWS says

Thunderstorms could bring damaging winds and a “brief tornado” to the northern Illinois area Sunday afternoon into the evening, the National Weather Service said. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 7 p.m. Sunday. The watch covers Lake, McHenry, Boone, DeKalb, Kane, Winnebago, Stephenson, Bureau, Henry, Ogle, Whiteside, Carroll, […]

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Considerable flooding from overnight thunderstorms causes cars to get stuck in Lake County

Authorities warned against traveling Saturday morning after thunderstorms brought “considerable flooding” to Lake County, causing numerous vehicles to get stuck in high-standing water. “Strong to severe” thunderstorms moved across northern Illinois, according to the National Weather Service. High winds and hail were also reported. The storms brought “very heavy rainfall” that resulted in areas of […]