Chicago Weather: Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Lake and McHenry CountiesWednesday is going to be a muggy, humid day in the Chicago area.
Chicago Weather: Powerful Storms, Hail Hit Western Suburbs; At Least One Funnel Cloud SpottedPowerful storms moved through the western and southwestern suburbs early Thursday afternoon, setting off tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings, and bringing heavy rain, some hail, and at least one apparent sighting of a funnel cloud.
First Tornado In Nearly 5 Years Confirmed In Lake County, IndianaThe National Weather Service confirmed a tornado briefly passed through the outskirts of Lowell, Indiana Thursday, as a wave of powerful, fast-moving storms swept through Chicagoland.
Damage Consistent With Tornado Reported In Lowell, Indiana Damage consistent with a tornado has been reported in Lowell, Indiana.
Tornado Warnings Canceled For Lake And McHenry CountiesA tornado warning has been issued for Lake and McHenry Counties until 2:15 p.m.
Tornadoes Touch Down In Central Will CountyThe National Weather Service says multiple tornadoes have touched down in central Will County near Wilton Center, Illinois.
One Dead After Tornadoes Rip Ottawa, LaSalle CountyOne person died after tornadoes ripped through Ottawa in LaSalle County on Tuesday afternoon.
Tornado Warning Test Startles Some TV ViewersIt was just after 10 this morning when some TV viewers got a scare when their screens suddenly flashed the message: "Tornado Warning." It was all a test - but it wasn't labeled that way.
Tornado Touches Down In Will CountyA tornado warning was briefly in effect Friday evening for several south suburbs in Cook and Will counties.
Blue Line, Eisenhower Reopen After Heavy Storms, Flooding
2 Dead After Two Tornadoes Hit Near Rockford; Searches Of Rubble ResumeGov. Bruce Rauner confirmed two people have died in the tiny hamlet of Fairdale, Illinois, after a massive "wedge" tornado virtually destroyed the town.
Average Tornado Warning Times In Northern Illinois, Northwest IndianaResidents in much of Chicagoland typically ride out a tornado warning for anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes, according to data from the National Weather Service.
Thunderstorms Bring Tornado Warning, Lightning DamageThunderstorms dumped plenty of rain on the Chicago area overnight, leading to a tornado warning in McHenry County when a funnel cloud was spotted. Lightning also sparked at least one fire in Crystal Lake.
Kendall County Residents Say Tornado Siren Didn't Go Off During StormA tornado warning bulletin for Kendall County came in from the National Weather Service at 5:15 p.m., but a siren at an Oswego subdivision was silent when the county activated the warning system.
Storms Leave Widespread Damage, Power OutagesThe storm system Tuesday evening produced funnel clouds and caused serious damage in many areas, and also left hundreds of thousands without power.