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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 […]

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Severe thunderstorms could bring torrential rainfall, 75 mph winds Tuesday in northern Illinois

The National Weather Service says that severe storms capable of producing 75 mph winds and torrential rain are expected Tuesday afternoon into the evening in northern Illinois. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a hazardous weather outlook around 12 p.m. Tuesday. The outlook covers Cook, Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Lake, Ogle, Will Lee, DeKalb, Kane, DuPage, […]

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Thunderstorms cause damage throughout Antioch area, leave 2 homes uninhabitable

Village officials say multiple trees came down in Antioch during thunderstorms overnight and the fire department responded to a lightning strike that left two homes uninhabitable. Antioch Village Communication Specialist Jim Moran said it was a busy night for the village’s police, fire and public works departments. “First of all, we’re happy to report that […]

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NWS warns of ‘destructive winds,’ damaging hail from severe thunderstorms in northern Illinois

The National Weather Service is warning about severe thunderstorms that could bring “destructive winds” over 75 mph and damaging hail in northern Illinois Monday. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a hazardous weather outlook Monday morning. The outlook is in effect for Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Lake, Ogle, Lee, DeKalb, Kane, DuPage, LaSalle, Kendall, Grundy, Kankakee, […]

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NWS warns that severe thunderstorms are possible Tuesday in northern Illinois

The National Weather Service said that thunderstorms, some of which could be severe and bring high winds, are expected later Tuesday afternoon into the evening in northern Illinois. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a hazardous weather outlook statement Tuesday morning. The alert was issued for much of northeast and north-central Illinois along with northwest […]

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Severe thunderstorms could bring tornadoes, hail and heavy rain to northern Illinois, NWS says

The National Weather Service says potentially severe thunderstorms could bring tornadoes, hail, heavy winds and rain in northern Illinois Saturday evening. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a hazardous weather outlook Saturday morning for northern Illinois, including Lake and McHenry counties. Thunderstorms are expected to develop across northwest Illinois to the Interstate 39 corridor around […]