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Concert on Northerly Island evacuated due to severe weather

The thunderstorm warning expired at 7:30 p.m., the weather service said.

Severe storms expected in the Chicago area, according to the National Weather Service. Sun-Times file photo

Severe thunderstorms moved through Chicago Friday evening, forcing concertgoers to seek shelter after the Huntington Bank Pavilion was evacuated on Northerly Island.

The outdoor venue was evacuated about 7 p.m. due to “severe weather,” and concertgoers were told to seek shelter in their cars or in the North Garage near Soldier Field, Huntington Bank Pavilion said in a tweet.

By 8 p.m., the storms had passed and people were allowed back into the venue, the pavilion tweeted. The band The National was scheduled to perform at 9:10 p.m.

The same venue was evacuated the night before about the same time for a weather delay.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued by the National Weather Service earlier in the evening. Isolated cells of intense storm activity were reported, and videos of dime-to-quarter size hail were posted to social media.

The thunderstorm warning expired at 7:30 p.m., the weather service said.