Storms Break Chicago's Heat Wave, Flood Some Areas - NBC Chicago

Storms Break Chicago's Heat Wave, Flood Some Areas

The storms are expected to arrive during the evening hours along and north of Interstate 80

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    Storms Break Chicago's Heat Wave, Flood Some Areas

    A stormy evening broke Chicago-area’s intense heat wave Monday--but storms continued to linger, creating dangerous driving conditions and flooding throughout the region. Regina Waldroup and Patrick Fazio report. (Published Monday, June 18, 2018)

    A stormy evening broke Chicago-area’s intense heat wave Monday--but storms continued to linger, creating dangerous driving conditions and flooding throughout the region.

    Following a weekend of dangerously hot weather, the area saw heavy rain, gusty winds, small hail and lightning as a line of storms moves from Wisconsin south.

    A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued in Kenosha County just after 3:30 p.m. By 4:20 p.m., a storm was spotted over Lake Geneva, moving south at 25 mph. The storm was expected to bring damage to roofs, siding and trees, according to the National Weather Service. 

    Much of the day was sunny, hot and humid as temperatures sit in the 90s for the third straight day, with a heat index near 100.

    As storms moved in, lows dropped into the upper-60s and low-70s.

    Temps dropped nearly 20 degrees in just 30 minutes long the lakefront from 90 to the low 70s.

    Tuesday will see another chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms as temperature highs drop into the upper-70s and low-80s, where they will likely stay for the remainder of the week.

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