Severe thunderstorm warning for portions of DeKalb, Kane, McHenry, DuPage and Cook counties until 9:30pm

UPDATE: 9: 08 pm

Numerous reports of tree damage and wires down in northern Lake County in an east-west line along Route 173, power outage in Wadsworth

Belvidere wind damage at 8:22 pm power poles down near Town Hall Road, flash flooding in city roads closed between 4th and 8th

Machesney Park wind damage at 7:59 pm Numerous trees damaged,  1-foot diameter tree uprooted, flag pole bent

Large power outages in Antioch; trees down near Route 173 at 8:42 pm

Wind gusts to 60 mph+ at Winnebago around 8:00 pm

 

 

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The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for…
Northern De Kalb County in north central Illinois…
Northern Kane County in northeastern Illinois…
Southeastern McHenry County in northeastern Illinois…
Northwestern DuPage County in northeastern Illinois…
Northwestern Cook County in northeastern Illinois…

* Until 930 PM CDT

* At 838 PM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from near Marengo to near Kingston, moving east at 50
mph.

HAZARD…70 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to
mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings.

* Locations impacted include…
Elgin, Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, Palatine, Hoffman Estates,
Buffalo Grove, Carol Stream, Carpentersville, Wheeling, St.
Charles, Algonquin, West Chicago, McHenry, Woodstock, Rolling
Meadows, Roselle, Geneva, Sycamore, Barrington and Island Lake.

Including the following interstates…
I-90 between mile markers 22 and 44.
I-290 between mile markers 1 and 2.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

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

Torrential rainfall is occurring with these storms, and may lead to
flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways.