Clear Skies to Intense Storms: Photos Show Incredible Contrast in Fourth of July Weather Around Chicago

Fourth of July weather around Chicago saw intense storms with lightning and thunder for some, but clear skies and humid conditions for others. These photos show what many experienced in the Chicago area.

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Rochelle Tandy
July 4th fireworks and lightning
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Shelby Herren
Fourth of July weather around Chicago saw intense storms with lightning and thunder for some, but clear skies and humid conditions for others. These incredible photos show what many experienced in the Chicago area. Got photos? Show us! Send them to isee@www.nbcchicago.com.
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Robert Svoboda
Sunrise on the Fourth of July over Lake Michigan
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Lynda
Lynda of Oswego said she heard thunder all day in the western suburb.
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Rodolfo Cuasay
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Pete Heflin
Puffy clouds in Oak Brook
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Shea Lazansky
Shea Lazansky of Oswego spotted ring-shaped clouds in the evening
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Chris Hargreaves
Diane Hargreaves of Bolingbrook captured the skyline view driving on I-55 going toward the suburbs.
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Gary Nelsen
Romeoville sky captured after heavy rain
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Chris Hargreaves
Bolingbrook sky
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Michael
Storms rolling in to Door County, Wisconsin, in the afternoon
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Derrick Hodo
Lightning strike in Plainfield before the storm
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David Baebler
Dark-gray clouds fill up the sky over Yorkville
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David Baebler
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Laura Bradley
Funnel-looking clouds in Homer Glen
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Robert Moser
The dark sky before the storm approached Oswego
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Colleen
Storm cloud approaching New Lenox
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Kirk Steinbruecker
Sun shining behind Bloomingdale clouds
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Lisa Ladewski
Clouds in Oswego look like a dog playing piano
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Marty Knuth
Mother Nature giving us her own fireworks display at Belmont Harbor
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David Baebler
Sky over Yorkville
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Susan Parrish
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Scott Aughenbaugh Oswego IL
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Storm coming toward Oswego
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Lynette Harms
Clouds in Lockport
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Lynette Harms
Clouds in Lockport
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Brenda Radziwon
Ominous wall cloud heading south on I-355
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WCMH
Storm rolls in during Bolingbrook Golf Club's fireworks show
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Zach Lisowski
Storm rolling into Willow Springs
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Steven Kaliszewski
Storms brewing during Harold L. Richards High School fireworks show in Oak Lawn
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Martin Gawne
Just before the storm started, looking downstream toward the dam in Yorkville
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Cathy Bosch-Miesuk
The storm moving through Yorkville at about 7 p.m.
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Rochelle Tandy
July 4th fireworks and lightning
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Mike M
Minutes before the storm
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Amber Doherty
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