Several fallen trees leave strong winds and storms in and around Chicago
The southern area of Chicago was hit by multiple tornadoes tonight, causing numerous homes to be damaged and trees to be blown out. ComEd Power Company said that more than 38,000 customers had lost power and are now rushing to repair electricity.
Several fallen trees leave the strong winds and storms in and around Chicago.
The Chicago area saw a series of tornado warnings issued south of the city on Tuesday night.
A tornado warning was issued for Southeast Cook County and Lake County, Indiana until 8:30 pm.
Two previous tornado warnings in Kankakee and Will counties expired at 7:30 pm.
A severe storm warning was issued for Cook, Will and Lake Indiana counties until 8:15 pm.
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For Wednesday there is severe weather forecast.
But we will have the possibility of rain and storms with several hours of sun.
What matters today will be the strong winds that will remain in the area.
Not as strong as Tuesday’s but still significant gusts up to 30 mph.
Temperatures will recover in the low 80’s or high 70’s but will drop in the night in the 60’s with much lower humidity levels.
On Thursday we could start in the 50s with maximum temperatures in the 70s and even cooler for the weekend and especially dry.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, strong winds from tropical low pressure Cristobal entered the Chicago area this afternoon, facing Cook County, DuPage, McHenry and Lake County at around 4 pm County) and other places brought strong heavy rain and thunderstorms, the tornado has not subsided, the Meteorological Bureau urged residents in all regions to strictly prevent!
According to ComEd, 20,258 customers are without power as of 9:15 p.m.; 6,797 in Chicago, 6,000 in the north and northwest suburbs and the remaining 7,461 in the south and west suburbs. At the peak of the storms, 39,000 customers were without power, said ComEd.
Although, Crews have been dispatched to repair power lines and restore power.
A spotter who is trained reported seeing a funnel cloud near Monee in Will County lasting about 10 seconds. Funnel clouds were also photographed in far south Ornaga in Iroquois County.
For almost all of the Chicago area, including northwest Indiana, a Wind Advisory went into effect at 12 p.m. and will expire at midnight.
tree limbs and debris scattered by wind blocked roads near McVicker and 85th, and city crews were working to clear the roads. Some traffic is being rerouted due to the debris, though no major damage has yet been reported.