Significant Weather Advisory no longer in effect for Lake, Kane, DuPage, Cook counties
Final update 8PM CDT…
The Severe Thunderstorm Watch has expired for Chicago and points west and north and while there is still a chance of a few widely scattered showers or even an isolated thunderstorm, the threat of severe weather has ended.
Update 6:35PM CDT…
The Chicago National Weather Service Forecasters indicate the line of showers and thunderstorms is moving east at about 35 miles per hour and should arrive on Chicago’s north side around 7PM CDT. The rainfall moving into northern Cook County appears heavier with cloud-to-ground lightning and will likely cause ponding on roads/highways. The line of storms approaching central Cook County appears thinner with less intense rainfall/lightning.
Updated hail report:
At 6:04 Penny-sized hail was reported in Arlington Heights
At 6:05 Penny-sized hail was reported in Buffalo Grove
Strong thunderstorms with the possibility of dime-sized hail and wind gusts to 40-50 miles per hour are located west and north of Chicago, moving northeast…
Following is a Special Weather Statement Issued by the Chicago National Weather Service Forecast Office…
At 554 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from Lake Forest to near Elburn. Movement was northeast at 45 mph.
Dime size hail will be possible with these storms.
Locations impacted include…
Elgin, Arlington Heights, Schaumburg, Palatine, Skokie, Des Plaines,
Mount Prospect, Hoffman Estates, Glenview, Buffalo Grove, Carol
Stream, Wheeling, Park Ridge, Addison, Northbrook, St. Charles, North
Chicago, Mundelein, Highland Park and Wilmette.
Current metro-area weather radar mosaic…