NWS confirms EF1 tornado touchdown in Waukegan Tuesday

WAUKEGAN, Ill. — The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF1 tornado touched down in Waukegan Tuesday.

The National Weather Service confirmed to the WGN Weather Center on Wednesday.

A burst of severe weather that included the tornado, a waterspout and a microburst was reported in the area Tuesday night. The microburst may have been what led to a car crash around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday near Lewis Avenue and York House Road in Beach Park.

Witnesses said the sunny day went dark and a funnel cloud dropped out of the sky. The twister got ahold of the car as the driver was trying to speed away and slammed into a light post.

The Waukegan Fire Department said high winds flipped a car, leaving a person with what were described as minor injuries.

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