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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 […]

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NWS warns of damaging wind threat to northern Illinois area that could bring widespread power outages

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for the northern Illinois area in anticipation of damaging winds that could cause widespread power outages Wednesday evening. A “major weather system” is strengthening Wednesday as it tracks from western to central United States, the NWS said. Nearly every county in Illinois is under a […]

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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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Golf ball-sized hail, high winds confirmed as severe thunderstorm hits McHenry County

A thunderstorm producing golf ball-size hail is moving through McHenry County and a severe thunderstorm warning has now been issued for Lake County as the storm continues to move. The National Weather Service (NWS) said a broken line of strong to severe thunderstorms developed Tuesday and moved into northern Illinois. “Damaging winds will be the […]

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For third day in a row, severe weather expected in Lake and McHenry counties

Severe thunderstorms are expected again Wednesday evening in Lake and McHenry counties for the third night in a row as thousands of residents remain without power. The National Weather Service (NWS) said a line of storms developed over Wisconsin Wednesday afternoon. The storms will likely track into northern Illinois early Wednesday evening. Damaging winds that […]

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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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National Weather Service confirms EF-1 tornado touched down in McHenry on Monday

The National Weather Service has confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down in McHenry Monday afternoon, causing damage to an area near the Home Depot. The McHenry Police Department and the McHenry Township Fire Protection District responded around 4:50 p.m. Monday to the 2400 block of North Richmond Road in McHenry. McHenry Deputy Police Chief […]

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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 […]