Severe thunderstorm warning issued for portions of Lake and McHenry counties until 7:45 pm

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN CHICAGO HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
  LAKE COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS...
  CENTRAL MCHENRY COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS...

* UNTIL 745 PM CDT.

* AT 651 PM CDT, SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE 
  EXTENDING FROM NEAR WONDER LAKE TO NEAR MARENGO, MOVING EAST AT 40 
  MPH.

  HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL.

  SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED.

  IMPACT...HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE 
           TO ROOFS, SIDING, AND TREES.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
  WAUKEGAN, BUFFALO GROVE, NORTH CHICAGO, GURNEE, MUNDELEIN, HIGHLAND
  PARK, MCHENRY, VERNON HILLS, WOODSTOCK, ZION, GRAYSLAKE,
  LIBERTYVILLE, LAKE ZURICH, LAKE FOREST, ROUND LAKE, DEERFIELD,
  BEACH PARK, WAUCONDA, FOX LAKE AND LAKE VILLA.

INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING INTERSTATES...
 I-94 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 2 AND 24.
 I-294 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 2 AND 24.

THIS INCLUDES...CHAIN O LAKES STATE PARK, COLLEGE OF LAKE COUNTY, 
GREAT LAKES NAVAL TRAINING CENTER, IL BEACH STATE PARK, LAKE COUNTY 
IL FAIRGROUNDS, LAKE FOREST COLLEGE, MCHENRY COUNTY COLLEGE, MCHENRY 
COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, MORAINE HILLS STATE PARK, RAVINIA MUSIC 
FESTIVAL, AND SIX FLAGS GREAT AMERICA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A
BUILDING.


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