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Trains have been stopped and thousands are without power after severe weather, which prompted tornado warnings, moved through the Chicago area Tuesday evening.
A severe line of storms capable of producing rain-wrapped tornadoes — and wind gusts of up to 80 mph — has been spotted in the western suburbs and appears to be heading to Chicago, the National Weather Service warns.
Steamy temperatures on the first day of summer will pave the way for thunderstorms that could last throughout the week in the Chicago area.
A tornado spotted near south suburban Calumet City has prompted a tornado warning for Cook County and northwest Indiana.
Just before a 30-degree drop swoops in to cool off the area, Chicago and Northwest Indiana residents will have to put up with thunderstorms that could bring damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph Wednesday night.
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