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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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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 […]

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Lightning possible cause of fire that damaged townhomes in Grayslake, fire officials say

Fire officials say lightning possibly caused a fire that damaged two large townhomes and displaced residents in Grayslake Monday morning. The Grayslake Fire Protection District responded around 11:20 a.m. Monday to the 1200 block of Silo Hill Drive in Grayslake for a report of a structure fire. Grayslake Fire Protection District Battalion Chief David Torkilsen […]

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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 […]

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PHOTOS: Heavy rain brings flooding to Lake County

Thunderstorms brought flooding and road closures Tuesday afternoon to Lake County, especially in the Mundelein and Libertyville area. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning Tuesday evening for McHenry County and Lake County after heavy rain fell across the Chicagoland. The hardest hit areas were Mundelein, Libertyville, parts of Grayslake, parts of Gurnee, Fox […]