Photos: Severe Weather Labor Day Weekend

A strong line of storms raked the Chicago area starting on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. More storms trekked through northern suburbs Sunday evening.

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Tim Fennell
Storms in Union Friday's storms roll in as the last train of the day pulls into the Illinois Railway Museum (Union, IL)
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WEATHER PHOTO - Intra-cloud / Sheet Lightning over Chicago (taken from Plainfield) Brant, I hope everything is going well with yourself and Joey. Just wanted to pass along another lightning photo after the latest storm put on another nice show for everyone Sunday evening (9-1-13 at around 9PM) (mostly in the air with intra-cloud/sheet lightning). I took this shot from my backyard in Plainfield looking east toward Chicago. I’d say Boiler-Up yet again… but… that showing yesterday was pretty bad. We’ll come around though. We gotta definitely put that one behind us.Regards, Mike RollingerCell:
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untitled Awesome lightning show in Barrington Hills this evening. Lorie Crouse
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Brian Rodgers
Lighting Over Saint Charles Saint Charles building taken from the Main Street Bridge
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Lightning pic Here is a pic from tonight's thunderstorms in Hainesville, IL.Scott McNiece
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Picture of the lighting I captured this tonight (9/1/13) during the thunderstorm in Forest Park. Heather
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Weather photo campton hills
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Weather photo Michael, river forest IL Sent from Yahoo! Mail on Android
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Serena cloud from tonight 9/1. From Lynn Koltunchik
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More pictures from Mark Mcgee Ottawa Illinois
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Josh Kammerer
Storm at the pond Storm clouds north of Marseilles
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ryan mitchell
Kenosha WI great show going on up north
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Melissa Morsch
Tornado Newark Illinois 645pm
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Mike Paskvan
A stormy night from 2800 Lakeshore Dr
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Oak brook storm
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lighting in Geneva it's a face
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Erin
August 30 2013 storm Tree down in northwest Chicago neighborhood
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Tree down on 500 block of Drake Street in Libertyville IL
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jose perez
Down tree near Division Humbolt Park
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Natalie Martinez
A lightning strike is suspected of starting a fire at a home in Skokie.
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Rob Elgas
High winds blew this portion of a tree into power lines. The nearest tree was 50 feet away.
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8/30 Storm Photo Storm rolling into Uptown 6pm facing SW from 17th fl balcony
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Thunderstorm The thunderstorm caught me off guard.riding my scooter on my way home, now I'm just in a gas station waiting for the rain to go away..... I love Chicago .
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Storm is here Whiting, Indiana
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Mark Evans Jr.
Entire Tree Fall Barely Missing a Car on Chicago Avenue Around the intersection of Chicago Avenue and Lathrop, during the storm, an entire tree falls blocking the street. It fell right in between 2 cars and the trunk barely missed the car. Thankfully no one was hurt.
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Chicago storm After Chicago storm -Edwin Hall Jr
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untitled ---Mike Grencik, sail racing. Oh it's gonna storm for sure. A lot of lightning.
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Rain hitting pool in roselle ill
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Storm pictures 8/30/13 Barrington, IL Taken by Jessica Hartman
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Rob Elgas
Friday's high winds brought down trees and power lines throughout the area.
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NBC Chicago
This image was taken from one of our cameras atop the John Hancock Center as the storm approached from the northwest.
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Mary Ann Ahern
A downed tree in Skokie.
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Natalie Martinez
Lake County Sheriff's Department officers cordon off Rollins Road in Grayslake for a downed tree.
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Bicyclists were seen circling The Picasso in Daley Plaza as torrential rain fell on downtown Chicago.
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Mary Ann Ahern
A giant tree down near LeClair and Conrad in Skokie.
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Rog Elgas
A downed tree and power line on Chicago's north side.
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Rob Elgas
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Lindenhurst Our 35-40' blue spruce didn't make the storm.Mike and Mary Kay PerrenotFrom my Android phone.
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Bowed Rain Shafts Hi Brant, Quite a night. I've never seen bowed/curved rain shafts like these before. They had dissipated considerably by the time I grabbed my camera and went out. This was shot at 6:50 looking North. Winds were pretty calm at Casa at the time. Dennis
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Storm pictures 8/30/13 Barrington, IL Taken by Jessica Hartman
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Chicago Fire Department
A woman in Wicker Park was critically injured when a roof collapsed on her.
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Ronald Zachara
Tree crashes down in Skokie.
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Lisa Balde
Tree knocks down light pole in McKinley Park neighborhood.
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