New severe thunderstorm warning for south portions of the Chicago Metro area valid until 2pm includes much of Cook County- Warning canceled as storms move east of the area

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This warning has now been canceled as the storms have moved east of the warned area into southern Lake Michigan.


Storm reports..  UPDATE;1:25pm

Numerous reports of hail,  winds to 50 mph, heavy rain with near zero visibility with this storm from southern Cook County.

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for...
  Cook County in northeastern Illinois... 
  Extreme Northwestern Lake County in northwestern Indiana...

* Until 200 PM CDT

* At 107 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Willow 
  Springs, moving northeast at 40 mph. This storm has a history of 
  producing quarter size hail in Plainfield at 1258 PM CDT.

  HAZARD...Half dollar size hail. 

  SOURCE...Trained weather spotters. 

  IMPACT...Damage to vehicles is expected. 

* Locations impacted include...
  Chicago, Cicero, Hammond, Oak Lawn, Berwyn, Calumet City, East
  Chicago, Blue Island, Dolton, Alsip, Brookfield, La Grange,
  Midlothian, Justice, Chatham, Summit, Worth, Lyons, Burr Ridge and


For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a

To report severe weather, contact your nearest law enforcement
agency. They will send your report to the National Weather Service
office in Chicago.

Large hail and damaging winds and continuous cloud to ground
lightning is occurring with this storm. Move indoors immediately.
Lightning is one of nature's leading killers. Remember, if you can
hear thunder, you are close enough to be struck by lightning.