…A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR COOK…LAKE… EASTERN DUPAGE…CENTRAL WILL AND EASTERN MCHENRY COUNTIES UNTIL 645 PM CDT…

AT 600 PM CDT…SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM WONDER LAKE TO WAUCONDA TO WHEELING TO RIVERSIDE TO TINLEY PARK…AND MOVING EAST AT 60 MPH.

HAZARD…70 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE…RADAR INDICATED.

IMPACT…EXPECT CONSIDERABLE TREE DAMAGE. DAMAGE IS LIKELY TO MOBILE HOMES…ROOFS AND OUTBUILDINGS.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR… SPRING GROVE AND SAUK VILLAGE AROUND 610 PM CDT. LAKE CATHERINE AND CHANNEL LAKE AROUND 615 PM CDT. ANTIOCH AND WADSWORTH AROUND 620 PM CDT. ZION AND WINTHROP HARBOR AROUND 625 PM CDT.

OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE SOUTH CHICAGO HEIGHTS…ROUND LAKE HEIGHTS…ROUND LAKE BEACH…RIVERDALE…LAKE BLUFF… HIGHWOOD…FOX LAKE HILLS…CALUMET PARK…EAST HAZEL CREST AND SOUTH CHICAGO.

THIS INCLUDES THE CITY OF CHICAGO AND MOST OF THE METROPOLITAN AREA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION. THESE STORMS HAVE BEEN PRODUCING WIDESPREAD WIND DAMAGE. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

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