CHICAGO — NWS Chicago has confirmed 15 total tornadoes in Northern Illinois including one in Belvidere where a roof collapse at the Apollo Theater left one person dead.
According to the NWS, one was reported west/southwest of Baileyville and one was reported near Caledonia.
On Saturday afternoon, the National Weather Service confirmed a third tornado, an EF-1, impacted Machesney Park.
The fourth tornado was an EF-1 tornado that went across portions of Ogle, Winnebago and Boone counties. The NWS said wind speeds peaked in Belvidere and caused the roof to collapse.
A fifth tornado was confirmed Sunday afternoon to have touched down in Merrillville, Indiana and the Hobart/Green Acres area on Friday. The National Weather Service classified the tornado as an EF-1.
Other tornadoes included:
EF – 1 near Wellington, IL
EF – 1 near Stockland, IL
EF – Lombard to Addison, IL
EF -2 near Oxford, IN
EF – 2 near Fowler, IN
EF – 1 Near Remington
EF – 0 from Montgomery near Orchard Road to Aurora near Phillips Park
EF – 0 in Plainfield along 135th Street
NWS Chicago stated that these numbers are subject to change.
57 tornadoes and even more funnel clouds reported across 7 states in the Midwest and South.
The National Weather Service said information about the path length and width and a map would be released in the coming days.
National Weather Service investigators will be looking into each one of these twisters in the next few days to track the speed and strength.
Almost 300 reports of wind damage and wind gusts in the Chicago area reached more than 70 mph.
164 reports of large hail, 26 reports of hail 2″ or greater in size which is the size of a chicken egg.