Chicago Forecast

Thunderstorms Cause Damage Across Chicago Area

Much of the area is in a marginal risk for severe weather, which means gusty, damaging winds and heavy rain are possible.

Several rounds of severe weather caused damage and flooding throughout the Chicago area on Monday afternoon.

A series of severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for numerous counties, including DuPage, Cook and Will counties in Illinois, but have since expired after heavy rains soaked the area and penny-sized hail fell.

Rainfall totals from across the area are beginning to be reported by trained spotters, including in Portage Park, where a private weather station reported 1.3 inches of rain in a 30-minute span.

In Lombard, 1.68 inches of rain were reported in 25 minutes as the storm moved through DuPage County.

Reports of hail approximately one inch in diameter also came in from Franklin Park during the storms.

Further south in Will County, emergency management officials reported that at least four semi-trailers had been blown over by the wind along Interstate 55 near Arsenal Road just after 1:30 p.m.

Earlier severe thunderstorm warnings in Will County in Illinois, along with Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties in northwest Indiana, were allowed to expire.

Storms likely will end in most of the area before midnight and ahead of a slight chance for showers on Tuesday.

The next chance for scattered showers and storms comes Wednesday, which otherwise will be partly sunny with a high of 79.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are also possible Friday and Saturday.

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