Chicago weather: Strong storms pass through, Air Quality Alert issued

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was in effect for Cook County, DuPage County, Will County, Grundy County, Kane County, Kankakee County, Kendall County, LaSalle County, Lake County, McHenry County, Lake County, Porter County, Kenosha County until 8 p.m. Sunday.

The main concern with today's storms will be damaging wind gusts, but there is a small risk of tornadoes. 

We'll bring more updates as they become available. 

Reports of storm damage 

Several power outages were reported in the west suburbs, specifically in the Rockford, Elgin, West Dundee and Carpentersville areas. 

To see the latest outages, follow this link here. 

A tree fell on a woman on S. Bridle Creek Drive, in Campton Hills as storms were passing through, according to police. 

She was taken to Delnor Hospital as a precaution and her injuries were deemed not serious.

AIr Quality Alert 

The National Weather Service said the Air Quality Alert remains in effect through Monday for Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kendall, McHenry, Grundy and Will counties.

The Air Quality Index was at a level one to two on a scale of five due to elevated ozone and particulate levels. People in the area are encouraged to limit outdoor activity, especially those with chronic respiratory illness. 

Chicago is in for almost a full week of 90-degree weather starting today. Highs are expected to reach the low 90s this Father's Day with isolated showers possible. 

Showers and scattered storms are expected over the next few days in small doses. 

Over the next several days, heat indices may near or even exceed 100 degrees at times. 

There won't be a noticeable cooldown until next Sunday. There could be about a 20-degree drop from 90 degrees to 70 degrees.