Severe weather hits Chicago area again on Wednesday night


CHICAGO — Severe weather hit the Chicago area for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, prompting more flooding concerns after heavy rain.

Heavy rains and thunderstorms impacted areas south and west of the city.

A Heat Advisory was place from 11 a.m. through 7 p.m., with temperatures hitting the mid-90s. Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued for Cook, DuPage and Will counties on Wednesday night.

A WGN News crew spotted lightning on the entire ride to Oak Brook. DuPage County was hit hard with some trees down, including one that partially fell onto a house on Meyers Road.

Full forecast details and extended outlook at the WGN Weather Center blog

Thursday Forecast: Partly cloudy, chance for afternoon thunderstorms, wide temp range (hotter south, cooler NE) Winds: NE 5-10. High Temps: 87

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