CHICAGO (CBS) — A tornado apparently touched down Saturday night southwest of Rockford, but srvete storms died down before reaching the Chicago area.

CBS 2 Meteorologist Robb Ellis reports a tornado watch that had been in effect until 2 a.m. for much of northern Illinois was canceled shortly before midnight.


Strong storms moving in through northwestern and north central Illinois produced some tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings to our west and southwest, but so far severe storms have remained outside of the area.

The National Weather Service reported one sighting of a tornado near Stillman Valley and Oregon, Illinois, southwest of Rockford. While there were damage reports of downed power lines, at least one roof torn off, and several uprooted trees, there were no immediate reports of any injuries. A tornado warning in the Rockford area expired at 9:45 p.m.

After the strong storms move out overnight, Sunday will be a windy day. A Wind Advisory has been issued for from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, with gusts of up to 50 mph possible.