CHICAGO (CBS) — Multiple severe thunderstorm warnings were issued Saturday afternoon and evening, as gusty storms brought torrential rain and powerful winds, bringing down tree limbs across the area.READ MORE: Dog Groomer Transportation Van Found After Being Stolen With 3 Dogs Inside In Lakeview
The storms brought wind gusts of up to 60 mph to Chicago, the suburbs, and northwest Indiana, bringing down trees, branches, and powerlines across the area.
Strong winds brought down a massive tree in Chicago Lawn, crushing at least three cars parked near 64th and Richmond.
“I seen the tree on the ground, and I thought it was my car, so I was freaking out, and I ran towards the tree, saw that it wasn’t my car – thank God – but it was my brother’s, actually,” Jasmine Paredes said.
“Pretty scary, because if we were here, we would have gotten hit, because we’re normally outside in the front,“ Thania Estrada said.
Another huge tree limb fell on the street, blocking traffic near 73rd and Campbell.READ MORE: Man Arrested In Countless Social Media Threats Directed At CPS Schools, Days After Shootings Kill 2 Simeon Career Academy Students
After the storms wind down Saturday evening, things should clear out nicely, and cool down to a low of 70.
Sunday will bring sunshine and falling humidity with a high of 93 degrees.
Temperatures will stay in the 90s until midweek, when a few storms may return on Wednesday. Temperatures should be cooler by week’s end.
Saturday: Hazy, hot and humid. Afternoon storms could be strong or severe. High of 91.
Saturday night: Showers and storms early. 73.MORE NEWS: Chicago Father Frustrated With His Child Tax Credit Payment Delayed And Missing Due To Glitches In System
Sunday: Sunny and hot. 93.