LIVE BLOG: Flooding, hail reported as storms blow through
Severe Weather is moving through the Chicago area generating storms with high winds, rains and hail.
Hail producing thunderstorms closing in on the western suburbs
Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 7:15PM for most of De Kalb County and western Kane County.
Widely scattered thunderstorms have developed over some of Chicago’s
north and northwest suburbs. At 6:15PM, these storms are below severe
limits, and no warnings are in effect.
Further west, thunderstorms are intensifying west if Interstate 35.
These are expected to move into DeKalb County between 6:30PM and 7:00PM.
Current radar available here: http://www.chicagoweathercenter.com/maps/radar/
Large hail 1″-2″ is headed for DeKalb, Aurora and Naperville between 7PM and 7:30PM.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued until to 8:15 PM for Cook County, DuPage County.
Also a Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued until 8:00 PM for Kendall County, De Kalb County, Kane County.
A massive thunderstorm is hugging the I-88 corridor moving into
southern Kane County. Radar indicates golf ball (1.75″) to baseball
(2.75″) sized hail is likely with this storm.
Intense thunderstorms continue to track across portions of the Chicago
area. In the short term, the strongest storms will impact the west and
southwest suburbs. Large hail remains the primary severe weather threat.
A new Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued until 9:15PM for most
of Cook, northern Will, eastern Du Page and northwest Lake (IN)
counties. Large hail remains the primary severe weather threat.
More than 115 flights cancelled at O’Hare Airport.
Midway Airport issued a ground stoppage for all in and outbound flights.
The strongest storm at 8:55PM is over southern Cook County.
threat continues with this storm, and in the past 10 minutes concern is
growing for damaging winds of 65mph of greater.
The most intense winds
are headed south toward I-80, Tinley Park and Hazel Crest.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued until 10:30 PM for Cook County, Lake County.
A new Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for portions southern
Cook, eastern Will, Lake (IN) and Porter counties until 10:15 PM.
A Severe thunderstorm continues for portions of Porter and Lake counties in Indiana until 10:30PM.
In Illinois, new storms are rapidly developing over Cook and Du Page Counties.
The Severe Thunderstorm Watch for the Chicago area was allowed to expire
A low severe storm threat still exists across NE Illinois
& NW Indiana for a couple more hours, but the threat is not
widespread enough to warrant a new watch box.