Photos: Storms Roll Throughout Chicagoland

May 3: NBC Chicago fans submitted their photos of clouds, lightning and hail that came with the storms.

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Danny Zirkelbach
MAY 6, 2012: Lindenhurst IL
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MAY 6, 2012: taken in Kenosha,WI
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Viewer photo of lightning in Antioch, Illinois on Sunday, May 6, 2012
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Storms are on their way. Picture taken in Rollins Savannah Forest Preserve, Third Lake, IL. Brenda Zeck
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Kim Seebach & Kelly Seebach
My daughter, Kelly, took these on her iphone just before noon in Gurnee.
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Paige Przybylski
This photo was taken off my cell phone at around 11:20 am in Crystal Lake.
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Wadsworth ILnI just stood in my garage snapping my iPhone camera until I caught a lightning strike west of us.
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Jennifer Belna
MAY 4, 2012: This cloud formulation, which was playing around with Thursday night's lightning, faced south from Pilsen.
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Bill Schmitz
In this photo taken on the Southeast side of Twin Lakes, Wis., the whole storm was able to be captured.
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April Jimenez
These heavy clouds rolled over Chicago last night, just before the big storm hit the city.
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Ryan V.
This picture of Marengo showed the clarity in the sky and scenery before last night's storm.
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Mary Hurley
A streak of lightening passed through the city and over Lake Michigan last night.
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Mary Hurley
A large bolt of lightning flashed through the city just as this picture was being taken.
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Dana Hughes
This shot was snapped just as the lightning hit the city.
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Michael Heimlich
Although the clouds began to get particularly heavy around the time this shot was taken, there was still a calm before the storm at Park Avenue Beach in Highland Park.
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Pete from Lemont
Apparently, the hail in Lemont last night was roughly the size of a quarter. Yikes!
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Daniel Salifou
This was taken just after the hail storm from a yard in Chicago's Avondale neighborhood.
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Chad Williams
The scene was no different in Hoffman Estates near Higgins Rd. and Barrington Rd. Those clouds came in with a vengeance!
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Maggie Handler
This bolt of lightning was captured in a picture taken last at 8 p.m. last night in Highland Park.
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Karrie Fabricino
This picture taken from a Dekalb parking lot around 7 p.m. last night further proved the severity of the storm that was about to ensue.
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Chris Hargreaves
Bolingbrook appeared to be the outlier in Chicagoland as this picture makes the scenery look calm as can be.
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Bettina Golwitzer
This photo of a heavy cloud mass over Beach Park foreshadowed into what would happen momentarily.
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Karla Gustafson
This photo captured the formulation of clouds in Grayslake just before the storm came.
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Philip Schy
The dark clouds over the city last night signified what was coming.
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Philip Schy
It was clear what was coming on this overcast day in Chicago when heavy clouds began to formulate.
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Kevin Gruber
The ducks on Humboldt Park enjoyed a nice time on the water just before heavy rain hit the suburb.
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Rob from Lake in the Hills
Just as the road bends, there appears to be a halo over the clouds.
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Jim Altman
The road was clear, but the clouds formulating in the sky indicated what was to soon to come.
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Michael Heimlich
The mix of white and grey clouds in the sky signified that there would be some rain following a lovely day in the city.
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Michael Heimlich
This picture was taken in the suburbs at dusk right before the storm.
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Brittney Rozeboom
This photo taken last night from a parking lot featured an array of colors in the sky in the midst of the storm.
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Kitty Shelley
More clouds are shown in this picture, which was taken on the city's North Side.
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Jennifer Scott
Although it seemed like the rest of Chicagoland got snubbed by rain, Lake Bluff remained dry despite heavy cloud formations.
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Rick Komas
Vibrant pink and orange clouds were painted throughout the sky in Volo.
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Stephanie Robinson
The quarter-sized hail balls in Evanston last night proved to be a match for that of the other Chicagoland areas.
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Tony Velvoski
Crown Point, Ind. had the same heavy clouds as the rest of Chicagoland. Except these had more aesthetic appeal by featuring a heart-shaped hole with rays of light piercing through.
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Grant Bevill
This was taken on Lake Zurich during last night's storm.
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Mark Ledinsky
This picture may have captured the calm before the storm, but the clouds began to get more aggressive throughout the night.
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Kathleen Page
This picture taken around 8 p.m. on North Avenue Beach last night accurately captures the intensity of the storm.
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Dale Tocke II
The firey scene in the sky was taken just before the storm hit Wauconda last night.
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