EF-0 tornado hit Oak Brook, with winds up to 75 mph, as Chicago area got battered by storms
The National Weather Service said it was the weakest level of tornadoes and hit the west suburb briefly around 4:45 p.m.
An EF-0 tornado touched down in Oak Brook as severe storms swept through northern Illinois Saturday evening.
The National Weather Service confirmed that it was the weakest level of tornadoes on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. It hit the west suburb briefly around 4:45 p.m.
The tornado had peak winds of 75 miles an hour and traveled about 1.9 miles, according to the weather service.
Based on information from local government officials, weather spotters, and radar data, we have confirmed a brief EF-0 tornado in Oak Brook earlier this evening with peak winds of ~75 mph with a path length of ~1.9 miles. #ilwx pic.twitter.com/9xEFhPotd1— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) May 1, 2022
Thunderstorms developed across Chicago and surrounding areas late Saturday afternoon and moved into northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana into the evening, the weather service said.
The Chicago area saw storms clear up by 9:30 p.m. with temperatures remaining in the low 50s.
Sunday’s forecast is cloudy with a significant drop in the chance of rain, from 80% to 20%.