A wind advisory went into effect for several Chicago-area counties Friday afternoon, with wind gusts of up to 45 miles per hour expected across the region.
The advisory, which lasts through 3 a.m. Saturday morning, affects portions of Cook and Will counties as well as DuPage, Kendall, Kankakee, Lake and McHenry counties in Illinois. Jasper, Newton and Porter counties in Indiana are also included, according to the National Weather Service.
Wind gusts of up to 45 miles per hour are anticipated, forecasters said, but localized gusts of up to 60 miles per hour are possible in certain areas.
Multiple severe thunderstorm warnings were issued as storms moved through the region, but all had expired as of 6 p.m.
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A wind gust of 72 miles per hour was measured in Sugar Grove, according to the NWS.
With fierce winds, damage to mobile homes, roofs and outbuildings was likely, forecasters said, adding residents should expect considerable tree damage. They also advised people to head to an interior room on the lowest floor as a precaution.