CHICAGO — Following a significant threat going into Wednesday, strong storms mostly stayed south of the Chicago area.

Waves of showers with some isolated lightning swept the area Wednesday morning.

By Wednesday night, the intensity of the storm was less than expected. Only one quick round of Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued for DuPage, Will and Kendall counties from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m.

However, some wind gusts up to 55-60 mph were able to cause some damage. In Will County, a semi truck was blown over. The driver was not injured.

Full forecast details and more at the WGN Weather Center blog

But what follows Thursday into Thursday night in terms of wind could be challenging in its own right. We have a classic high wind situation coming together. Current calculations suggest 50 to 60 mph wind gusts–and the potential for some gusts which are even stronger–may sweep the area Thursday, particularly in the afternoon and into Thursday night.