Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued for Several Chicago Counties - NBC Chicago

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued for Several Chicago Counties

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    (Published Monday, May 14, 2018)

    A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for several counties in the Chicago area.

    Kendall, DeKalb and Kane are all affected by the warning that will remain in place until around 9:45 p.m. La Salle County is also under a warning until 10 p.m.

    The warning issued around 9 p.m. Monday comes after the Chicago area experienced a mix of heavy rain, lightning and even some light hail throughout the day.

     Much of the Chicago area was under a Severe Thunderstorm Watch beginning just before 3 p.m. The watch remains in effect until 10 p.m. for nearly all of northern Illinois, including DeKalb, LaSalle, Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties. 


    Following a wet weekend, another band of heavy rain producing storms developed in the western part of the Chicago area early Monday bringing downpours, lightning, small hail and gusty winds. The storms impacted the morning rush hour, flooding streets and causing limited visibility, particularly in the northern suburbs, with commuters advised to use caution and allow extra travel time.

    That round of storms began to move out of the area in the morning, but another band of storms was expected to develop in the late afternoon and evening, bringing the same conditions and a slight risk of severe weather. The latest models showed the storms beginning around 4 p.m. - just in time to impact the evening commute.

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    Early Tuesday could also see storms, with some clearing in the afternoon before dry conditions Wednesday and Thursday.

    The next chance for storms after that looked to be Thursday night into Friday morning.


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