The rush for repairs is on after huge hailstones as big as a person’s hand pelt parts of the Chicago area, causing serious damage.
With several areas south and west of Chicago only starting the recovery process after nine tornadoes touched down during Monday night’s storms, more severe weather was expected to hit the area Wednesday night and early Thursday.
The first full day of summer will be a steamy and stormy one for the Chicago area, with temperatures nearing 90 degrees, and an increasing risk of severe thunderstorms from midday through the evening.
The key here is for homeowners not to let contractors take advantage of them at a time when they may be vulnerable. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.
The strong storms that passed through the Chicago area on Wednesday evening produced some impressive, and damaging hail.
With temperatures rising into the low 80s by early Monday afternoon, a new round of storms could begin moving in from Wisconsin after lunchtime, up through about 9 p.m., before skies clear.
More rain was expected in the Chicago area on Monday, on the heels of a storm that caused flash flooding in some areas of northwest Indiana, caused hail damage in the south suburbs, and sparked and a possible tornado near DeMotte, Indiana.
Severe storms moving through the Midwest were expected to bring heavy rain, large hail, damaging winds, and possibly some tornadoes to the Chicago area on Thursday, with the heaviest storm activity hitting Thursday afternoon.
Thunderstorms could fire up later in the day, bringing heavy rain, lightning, and hail up to the size of pennies, according to the National Weather Service. The threat of storms and hail continue into Thursday as temperatures soar to a high of about 70.
A line of severe thunderstorms hit the Chicago area Monday, causing power outages, flight cancellations and delays and other problems. By late Monday, a second wave of storms was expected.
Thunderstorms began moving through north and northwest suburbs late Wednesday morning, bringing wind gusts of up to 45 mph, frequent lightning strikes, and occasional heavy downpours.
Though some rain began moving through the Chicago area Wednesday morning, the worst of a damaging storm system headed east from Iowa and Missouri was passing well south of the city and suburbs.
It’s bound to be a busy morning at auto shops across the Chicago area, in the wake of powerful storms that brought large, damaging hail to the city and suburbs.
The warm weather could be met with severe thunderstorms in the northern suburbs Saturday.
Crews were working to restore power to thousands of homes and businesses Thursday morning, after powerful storms tore down branches, uprooted entire trees, and knocked down power lines all across the Chicago area.
The National Weather Service was anticipating a major severe weather outbreak in the Chicago area, starting Wednesday afternoon, with a possibility of very strong storms, large hail, high winds, and a risk of tornadoes.
A round of storms overnight ripped down some trees in the Chicago area, and more storms hit the area just in time for the morning rush.
Severe thunderstorms passing through the Chicago area are expected to give way to cooler temperatures this evening.
Severe thunderstorms are moving through Chicago area Sunday that could produce 100 mile per hour winds and quarter size hail, according to the National Weather Service.
Following a day of triple-digit heat, the Chicago area is seeing some strong thunderstorms today.