Damage reported across Chicago following heavy winds, rain

A storm system passing through the Chicago area Monday afternoon could bring damaging winds, hail and possibly a tornado.

Peaking from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., thunderstorms will travel 50 mph northeast across Chicago, surrounding suburbs and northwest Indiana.

Strong straight-line winds of up to 60 mph are also possible.


Chicago has recorded 16 straight days of above-normal temperatures.

The high for Chicago on Monday is at 77 degrees with lows tonight dropping into the 60s.


3:15 P.M.: A tornado watch was issued for parts of Illinois, including the Chicagoland area, and parts of Indiana until 9 p.m.

5 p.m.: Severe Thunderstorm Warning issued for East central Newton County in northwestern Indiana, Porter County in northwestern Indiana and Jasper County in northwestern Indiana.

6:50 p.m.: Severe Thunderstorm Warning including DeKalb IL, Ottawa IL, Rochelle IL until 7:45 p.m.

6:55 p.m.: Tornado warning issued for parts of LaSalle County and DeKalb County.