Severe weather reported in several counties in Illinois, Indiana



The national meteorological service issued tornado warnings, tornado watches and severe thunderstorm warnings for several counties in Illinois, including Cook County, DuPage County, Will County, Grundy County and Kankakee County, Saturday afternoon.

In Indiana, a Tornado Watch has been issued for Lake County, Newton County, Porter County, and Jasper County.


The tornado watch and flash flood warning for parts of Indiana and Illinois will be in effect until 7 p.m. Saturday.

Below are the latest updates on all severe weather warnings:

4:55 p.m .: Tornado warning in effect for Bourbonnais, Bradley, Manteno until 5:15 p.m.

4:23 p.m .: Tornado warning in effect for Forrest, Chatsworth and Piper City until 5:15 p.m.

3:55 p.m .: Tornado warning in effect for Peotone, Beecher and Manteno regions until 4:30 p.m.

3.45 p.m .: There is a “Special Maritime Warning” covering most of the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan until 5:30 pm.

2:36 p.m .: The Chicago National Weather Service said the tornado warning for eastern Will, extreme southern Cook and northern Lake County, Indiana was canceled as the rotation weakened and the reports of trained observers confirm this. Still a few thunderstorms to pass over this area in the middle or late afternoon.

14:34: The National Weather Service Chicago said: Qualified storm watchers confirm that the tornado has at least temporarily ended in the state border area as the storm moves northwest of the IN. The warning has been rescinded for Will & Cook counties and is continuing for Lake County, IN with still some rotation exposed.

2:23 p.m .: CRAZY VIDEO! Luke, (twitter @sumofieId), posted this from the intersection of Lawrence and Rockwell.

2:15 p.m. A tornado warning is in effect and extends to the far southeast of Cook County, Will County, as well as northwest of Lake County, IN. Enter, away from the windows.

13:32: Special maritime warning continues for Lake Michigan from Winthrop Harbor to Wilmette Harbor 5 NM off Mid Lake, Lake Michigan from Wilmette Harbor to Michigan City 5 NM off Mid Lake and from Winthrop Harbor to Wilmette Harbor IL until 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

1:30 p.m.: Severe thunderstorm warning in effect until 2:00 p.m. for Hammond and Gary, Indiana, and Calumet City, Illinois.

1:15 p.m..: Forecasters say residents should always “stay alert” through the evening with tornado watch in effect until 7 p.m. because “the ingredients are there for potential severe storms, including rotating storms with a threat. tornado “.

1:05 p.m .: The National Weather Service says there are reports of flooding on Jean Baptiste Point DuSable Lake Shore Drive. It is important not to cross flooded roads.

1:00 p.m.: Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Cook County until 1:30 p.m.

1:00 p.m.: Flooding located on I-290 due to heavy precipitation.

12:15 p.m..: Tornado warnings expire, Tornado Watch is now issued for parts of Illinois, Indiana and Michigan until 7 p.m. (VIDEO CREDIT: Kristin Reyer)

12h00: Sirens are heard in downtown Chicago as the tornado warning is still in place. VIDEO CREDIT: Sebastian Kosobuzki

11:42 am: Tornado warning issued for Cook County which includes Chicago, Cicero and Berwyn. Duration scheduled until 12:15 p.m.


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