Severe weather rips through Chicago area Monday evening


CHICAGO  — The severe weather threat across the Chicago region has ended.

A Tornado Watch issued for several Chicago area counties expired at 9 p.m.

Counties included Boone, Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake LaSalle, Lee, McHenry, Ogle, Will and Winnebago counties in Illinois. And in Indiana Benton, Jasper, Lake, Newton and Porter.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for DeKalb and LaSalle counties until 7:45 p.m.

A Flood Advisory has also been issued for portions of Cook County in Illinois and Lake County in Indiana until 8:45 p.m.

A Tornado Warning had been issued for LaSalle County earlier in the night. That has since expired.

The weather has forced the Chicago White Sox to postpone their playoff game until Tuesday.

Air quality is Moderate around Chicagoland. Winds: S/SW 15-25 with gusts to 40. High 80, upper 70s by the lake. 

Showers taper overnight. Winds: SW 10-20, G35 mph. Low 59.

Full forecast details at the WGN Weather Center

Tuesday is set to be partly cloudy and pleasant. Cooler temps, but still above normal. High 72.

Extended outlook calls for dry weather to continue for the first part of Wednesday. Highs stay a touch cooler in to the 70s, which is still well above the normals in the mid 60s. Next rainy period looks like Wednesday evening into Thursday. A shift towards cooler seasonally normal October temperatures but mostly dry conditions by next weekend. Normal high/low: 65/47  

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