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Severe weather makes for rough morning, but evening round misses Chicago area

Scattered storms again early Wednesday
Scattered storms again early Wednesday 02:48

CHICAGO (CBS) — Severe weather missed the Chicago area Tuesday night, though some areas did see additional late-day storms after widespread tree damage and torrential rain from a system in the morning.

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The atmosphere recharged after a round of storms in the morning, and produced some serious storms again west and northwest of the Chicago area in the evening. A cell with a great deal of lightning and concerns about rotation passed through McHenry County earlier.

A tornado warning was issued Tuesday night for central Henry County just east of the Quad Cities, with a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado spotted near Woodhull. Several severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in northwest and north central Illinois, and south central Wisconsin, on Tuesday evening.

In the morning, the first round of storms brought bomb-like thunder and heavy rain to the area. The morning storms forced a ground stop at O'Hare International Airport, and were also blamed for a power line coming down on the road and causing a fire near Sugar Grove.

At 10 p.m., while the second round of storms had missed the immediate Chicago area, the threat of rain was not quite over yet.

Overnight, scattered showers and thunderstorms will develop at will, with a bit of wet weather around for the Wednesday morning commute. A few storms may have heavy rain and lightning and will persist through the lunch hour on-and-off.

Wednesday afternoon, dry, cooler air blows in as sunshine returns.

Wonderful weather returns Thursday with a cool lake breeze and sunny skies. A Weather Alert is in effect Friday for the potential of flooding rain and severe storms late in the day.


Tonight: Scattered rain and thunderstorms. Low: 70

Tomorrow: Scattered storms early, sunshine late. High: 82, cooler lakeside

Thursday: Mostly sunny. High: 75, cooler lakeside

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