Illinois Severe Weather

Tornado, Severe Thunderstorm Warnings Expire After Storms Fire in Area

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Showers and thunderstorms prompted a series of weather warnings across parts of Illinois and northwest Indiana on Wednesday.

The final remaining warning was canceled after a thunderstorm, which was impacting Will, Cook and Lake counties in Illinois and Indiana, weakened below severe limits.

Prior to that, a severe thunderstorm warning had been issued for a storm that hit Kankakee County in Illinois, as well as Lake and Newton counties in Indiana.

That storm generated strong wind gusts, with one private station recording a gust of 73 miles per hour, according to officials.

Elsewhere, severe weather prompted the FAA to issue a ground stop for planes at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

That occurred after a series of storms impacted the western suburbs, with funnel clouds reported in both DuPage and Cook counties, according to officials.

The warnings had all expired by 4:30 p.m.

According to NBC Storm Team 5 meteorologists, scattered showers and storms could continue to develop throughout the evening, with rain likely sticking around through at least Friday morning.

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