‘Enhanced risk’ of severe thunderstorms this afternoon, evening

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CHICAGO -- The severe thunderstorm warnings for large quarter-sized hail have all expired or been cancelled across northeastern Illinois as of 1:05AM CDT. Weather radar indicates the strongest thunderstorms have weakened or moved off northeast out over Lake Michigan.

Three-quarter-inch diameter hail was reported in Lemont just before 1AM CDT, and also in other parts of the Chicago area.

Power was knocked out to hundreds of customers in Berwyn, but service has been restored. ComEd says they continue to work on scattered outages throughout the area.

Thunderstorms are likely this morning as a warm front moves through the region.  Storms are expected to be more scattered this afternoon, but have the potential to be more intense.

There is an Enhanced Risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening with damaging wind, large hail and isolated tornadoes possible.


The Dense Fog Advisory (gray-shaded area on map above) calling for the possibility of dense fog developing along the lakeside portions of Lake and Cook County in Illinois continues in effect until 9AM CDT this Thursday morning.

For the latest weather updates go to ChicagoWeatherCenter.com

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