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National Weather Service issues tornado watch for large portion of Illinois

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Lake and McHenry counties along with most of north-central and northern Illinois. The National Weather Service (NWS) said showers and thunderstorms were expected Monday afternoon and evening. Some of the thunderstorms that develop today could become severe and be capable of producing damaging winds, tornadoes […]

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Severe thunderstorms capable of producing tornadoes expected in northern Illinois

The National Weather Service says that thunderstorms potentially capable of producing damaging winds and tornadoes are expected Monday afternoon in Illinois, including Lake and McHenry counties. The National Weather Service (NWS) said showers and thunderstorms will move through the area this afternoon and evening. Some of the thunderstorms that develop today could become severe and […]

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National Weather Service issues warning that funnel clouds could develop during storms in northern Illinois

The National Weather Service issued a warning about funnel clouds that could develop Friday afternoon as isolated thunderstorms are expected in northern Illinois. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Special Weather Statement around 12:30 p.m. Friday for the majority of the Chicago area, including Lake and McHenry counties. There will be a period of […]

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Nearly 70,000 Lake and McHenry county residents experience power outages after severe storms

Almost 70,000 customers in Lake and McHenry counties experienced power outages after severe storms brought power lines and trees down Tuesday evening. ComEd reported 39,702 customers in Lake County and 30,082 customers in McHenry County were affected by power outages Tuesday evening after storms passed through the area. As of Wednesday morning, ComEd reported 19,413 […]

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Strong to severe thunderstorms with damaging winds expected again in Lake, McHenry counties

More thunderstorms capable of producing isolated tornadoes, 80 mph winds, hail and flooding are expected Tuesday evening in northeastern Illinois, including Lake and McHenry counties. The National Weather Service (NWS) said a line of storms will develop from eastern Iowa to southern Wisconsin late Tuesday afternoon. The storms will track into northern Illinois Tuesday evening […]

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Thunderstorms capable of producing 70 mph winds, isolated tornadoes possible for Lake and McHenry counties

Thunderstorms capable of producing isolated tornadoes, 70 mph winds, hail and flooding are expected Monday evening in northeastern Illinois, including Lake and McHenry counties. The National Weather Service (NWS) said the storms will begin late Monday afternoon into Monday evening across much of the Chicago area. The primary threat is strong, damaging winds up to […]

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Strong to severe thunderstorms could bring flooding to Lake, McHenry counties

The National Weather Service is warning about strong to severe thunderstorms, capable of producing high wind gusts and hail, starting Wednesday afternoon in Lake and McHenry counties. A few rounds of thunderstorms are forecast from mid to late Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday evening for portions of northern Illinois. The first potential threat timeframe will be […]