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More Heat, Rainy Weather on the Way



    Saturday evening will most likely stay storm-free, but there is still a chance for rain showers throughout the night. (Published Sunday, July 19, 2015)

    A Tornado Watch that was issued in the Chicago area Saturday has been canceled after a wave of storms swept through in the afternoon, but the heat and rainy weather is not yet done.

    Any more storms that develop will likely move through the Chicago area by 9 p.m. Temperatures overnight will drop into the mid-70s.

    Another chance for storms hits Chicago Sunday afternoon with another risk for rain, lightning, gusty wind and hail. The high temperature for Sunday is 86 degrees.

    The National Weather Service canceled the Tornado Watch for several Chicago counties, including Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, LaSalle, McHenry, Kane, Kendall, Grundy, Lake, Ford, Iroquois, Kankakee and Will, around 7 p.m.

    The National Weather Service earlier issued a Tornado Warning for northern McHenry County until 3 p.m. Saturday. The warning was canceled early at about 2:45 p.m.

    A tornado was spotted on the ground just northeast of Harvard, Ill., at about 2:25 p.m. It was spotted near Route 14 at Oak Grove Road and was moving east at about 30 mph. Towns in the path of the storm included Ringwood, Fox Lake, Lake Villa, Gages Lake and Waukegan.

    Another Tornado Warning was issued in western Racine and central Kenosha counties in Wisconsin until 3:30 p.m.

    A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for Lake County until 3:45 p.m. and Cook County until 4 p.m. A line of severe storms was located extending from Lake Villa to Gages Lake to Riverwoods and was moving northeast at 35 mph. Wind gusts reached 60 mph and carried the potential to damage rooftops and topple trees, according to the National Weather Service.

    As heavy rain pelted the northern part of the Chicago area, a Flash Flood Warning was issued for McHenry and Lake counties until 10 p.m.

    The Chicago area was also under a Heat Advisory Saturday, with temperatures reaching into the 90s. Combined with the humidity, heat indices reached between 105 and 110 degrees. The advisory was canceled at about 6 p.m. for most Chicago area counties following the storm, but it remains in effect for Winnebago, Boone, Ogle, Lee, DeKalb and Kane counties until 8 p.m.

    The Pitchfork music festival in Union Park was temporarily evacuated due to the severe weather, but the festival announced it would reopen at 4:20 p.m.

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