Cold front bears down on Chicago – storms move through near-west and southern suburbs and on through Chicago by 10-10:30PM

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Update 10:20PM CDT…

Strong thunderstorms continue in far southern sections , but have weakened and moved off to the east elsewhere in the Chicago area. Areas affected by the southern branch of storms until 11PM CDT are associated with a line of thunderstorms which at 10:15CDT was:

along a line extending from Surrey to Rossville.
Movement was northeast at 60 mph.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include…
Rensselaer, Fowler, Kentland, Morocco, Stockland, Hanging Grove,
Dunnington, Percy Junction, Atkinson, Talbot, Foresman, Templeton,
Pleasant Ridge, Barce, Freeland Park, Perkins, Wadena, McCoysburg,
Beaver City and Lochiel.

Including the following interstate…
Indiana I-65 between mile markers 200 and 220.


Update 9:50PM CDT…

As we approach 10PM CDT, a few scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms were moving east out of southern Cook and eastern Will and Kankakee Counties into Lake Michigan and northwest Indiana. Farther south a few strong storms were still occurring and expected to continue until at least 10:15PM CDT in portions of Ford and Iroquois counties in Illinois and Newton, Jasper, and Benton Counties in Indiana.

The trend is for these storms to slowly weaken as they move 40 to 50 miles per hour off to the east-northeast.


Update 9:35PM CDT...

Thunderstorms with heavy downpours and winds gusting to 40 miles per hour were moving out of Cook and Will Counties headed into northwest Indiana. Strong storms were expected in eastern Lake into Porter Counties in Indiana until 10PM CDT..

At 930 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along
a line extending from New Chicago to Lakes Of The Four Seasons to
near Forest City. Movement was northeast at 50 mph.

Wind gusts up to 50 mph will be possible with these storms.

Locations impacted include…
Gary, Portage, Merrillville, Valparaiso, Hobart, Crown Point,
Chesterton, Lake Station, Porter, Hebron, Burns Harbor, Lakes Of The
Four Seasons, Wheeler, Boone Grove, South Haven, Lincoln Hills,
Malden, Winfield, New Chicago and Kouts.


Update 9:20PM CDT…

Strong thunderstorms with heavy downpours and potential hail/wind gusts to 50 miles per hour will move through the City of Chicago and south into Lake Michigan and northwest Indiana by 10PM CDT…persons in the path of these storms should take cover.


As the cold front bears down on Chicago the band of showers and thunderstorms will move through the near-west, southern suburbs and farther south between 9 and 10:30PM CDT. Several storms embedded in this wide band are strong and capable of producing wind gusts to 50 miles per hour, hail and heavy localized flood-producing downpours..

At the current movement the cold front and back edge of the band of storms looks be moving into northwest Indiana as we approach Midnight CDT.

Latest Regional Weather radar Mosaic…