CHICAGO — Severe weather blew through the Chicago area Monday afternoon.

Currently the only watches are issued for portions of Northwestern Indiana.

Full forecast details and more at the WGN Weather Center blog

Storms popped up through the area starting around noon.

The biggest threat from the strongest storms will be damaging wind gusts 60-70 mph along with dangerous lightning and brief, but heavy downpours.

According to ComEd, all power outage issues affecting Chicagoland area residents were resolved by 7:00 p.m.

Interactive Map: Power outages in Chicago

Storm Prediction Center has elevated the northern third of Illinois and part of NW Indiana to an Enhanced Risk of severe thunderstorms. The greatest threat appears to focus on the 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

A Beach Hazard Statement has been issued for Lake, Porter in Indiana until 1 p.m. for waves up to 5ft and strong rip currents.

Latest warnings and watches from the National Weather Service.


Monday night: Partly cloudy, low: 62

Tuesday: Morning clouds then mostly sunny, cooler lakeside, high: 83, low: 77