Brief tornadoes knock down trees, cause structural damage in Kane, DeKalb and Ogle counties
Two rounds of thunderstorms moved across northern Illinois, including Rockford, Elgin, Joliet, Waukegan, Chicago and northwest Indiana.
Several brief tornadoes were reported as severe thunderstorms with damaging hail hit the Chicago area late Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
Some of the tornados caused damage to trees and buildings in Ogle, DeKalb and Kane counties but no injuries were reported.
Tornado and severe storm warnings were issued across the Chicago area Monday evening as two rounds of thunderstorms moved across northern Illinois, including Rockford, Elgin, Joliet, Waukegan, Chicago and northwest Indiana. The storms cleared by midnight.
More storms could be in store for Tuesday, mainly after 1 p.m., according to the weather service. Temperatures were expected to climb into the 90s with high humidity, and the weather service has issued a heat advisory from noon to 7 p.m. The heat index could climb between 102 and 109 degrees, it said.
The rest of the week will stay hot, with high temperatures above 85 degrees Wednesday and Thursday before a slight cool down on Friday.
A line of storms is expected to develop northwest of the area late this afternoon and track across northern IL and northwest IN this evening. Damaging winds capable of uprooting trees will be possible. Locally large hail and a brief embedded tornado cannot be ruled out. pic.twitter.com/9tn8NY3fIN— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) August 10, 2021