Severe Thunderstorm Warning in effect for southeastern Will, Central Kankakee and southeastern Cook Counties in Illinois and northern Lake County, Indiana until 9:30AM CDT

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UPDATE 9:30AM CDT...
THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING HAS EXPIRED.
SHOWERS/THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE IN THE AREA, 
BUT STRONGEST STORMS HAVE MOVED OFF TO THE 
NORTHEAST OVER LAKE MICHIGAN.  
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UPDATE 9:10AM CDT...
...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 930 AM CDT FOR SOUTHEASTERN WILL...NORTHEASTERN KANKAKEE...SOUTHEASTERN COOK AND NORTHERN LAKE COUNTIES...

At 910 AM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Highland, moving northeast at 45 mph.

HAZARD...Golf ball size hail and 70 mph wind gusts. 

SOURCE...Radar indicated. 

IMPACT...People and animals outdoors will be injured. Expect hail damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles. Expect considerable tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings. 

Locations impacted include... Chicago, Hammond, Gary, Calumet City, Merrillville, Chicago Heights, East Chicago, Schererville, Hobart, Lansing, Highland, Blue Island, Munster, Dolton, Park Forest, Alsip, Matteson, Griffith, St. John and Midlothian. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a building.
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UPDATE 9:03AM CDT...
...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 930 AM CDT
FOR SOUTHEASTERN WILL...CENTRAL KANKAKEE...SOUTHEASTERN COOK AND
NORTHERN LAKE COUNTIES...

At 903 AM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Sauk Village,
or near Steger, moving northeast at 40 mph.

HAZARD...Two inch hail and 60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...People and animals outdoors will be injured. Expect hail
         damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles. Expect wind
         damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include...
Chicago, Hammond, Gary, Tinley Park, Oak Lawn, Calumet City,
Merrillville, Chicago Heights, East Chicago, Schererville, Hobart,
Lansing, Kankakee, Highland, Blue Island, Munster, Dolton, Park
Forest, Alsip and Matteson.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

This storm is producing large hail. SEEK SHELTER NOW inside a sturdy
structure and stay away from windows.

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UPDATE 8:53AM CDT…_

..A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 930 AM CDT
FOR SOUTHEASTERN WILL...CENTRAL KANKAKEE...SOUTHEASTERN COOK AND
NORTHERN LAKE COUNTIES...

At 853 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from near Chatham to Beecher to near Bradley, moving
northeast at 40 mph.

HAZARD...70 mph wind gusts and quarter size hail.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Hail damage to vehicles is expected. Expect considerable
         tree damage. Wind damage is also likely to mobile homes,
         roofs, and outbuildings.

Locations impacted include...
Chicago, Hammond, Gary, Tinley Park, Oak Lawn, Calumet City,
Merrillville, Chicago Heights, East Chicago, Schererville, Hobart,
Lansing, Kankakee, Highland, Blue Island, Munster, Dolton, Park
Forest, Alsip and Matteson.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

For your protection move to an interior room on the lowest floor of a
building.

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UPDATE 8:37AM CDT…

…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 930 AM CDT FOR SOUTHEASTERN WILL…CENTRAL KANKAKEE…SOUTHEASTERN COOK AND NORTHERN LAKE COUNTIES…

At 837 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line extending from Country Club Hills to Park Forest, moving northeast at 50 mph. HAZARD…70 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Expect considerable tree damage. Damage is likely to mobile homes, roofs, and outbuildings.

Locations impacted include… Chicago, Hammond, Gary, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Oak Lawn, Calumet City, Merrillville, Chicago Heights, East Chicago, Schererville, Hobart, Lansing, Kankakee, New Lenox, Highland, Blue Island, Munster, Dolton and Park Forest.


…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 930 AM CDT
FOR SOUTHEASTERN WILL…CENTRAL KANKAKEE…SOUTHEASTERN COOK AND
NORTHERN LAKE COUNTIES…

At 824 AM CDT, severe thunderstorms were located along a line
extending from near Monee to near Kankakee, moving northeast at 40
mph.

HAZARD…60 mph wind gusts.

SOURCE…Radar indicated.

IMPACT…Expect damage to roofs, siding, and trees.

Locations impacted include…
Chicago, Hammond, Gary, Orland Park, Tinley Park, Oak Lawn, Calumet
City, Merrillville, Chicago Heights, East Chicago, Schererville,
Hobart, Lansing, Kankakee, New Lenox, Highland, Blue Island, Munster,
Dolton and Park Forest.


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