Chicago weather: Storms could turn severe; Tornado Watch extended for several counties | LIVE RADAR

Chicago weather: Storms could turn severe; Tornado Watch extended for several counties | LIVE RADAR

CHICAGO (TOC) — The Chicago space is underneath the specter of extreme climate this weekend as a number of rounds of storms sweep by way of.

The Chicago space may see heavy rain, gusty winds and hail on Saturday with the opportunity of some tornadoes, stated ABC7 Meteorologist Greg Dutra.

A Twister Watch was issued for Cook dinner, DuPage, Kankakee, and Will counties till 10:00 p.m. Saturday.

A Extreme Thunderstorm Warning has additionally been issued for Kankakee County till 9:00 p.m.

A Flood Advisory is in impact for Boone and McHenry counties till 9:45 p.m.

A Marine Warning has additionally been issued for elements of Lake Michigan till 10 p.m.

FULL FORECAST: Watch the most recent 7-day outlook

A extreme thunderstorm able to producing a twister was situated close to Timerlane, or close to Belvidere, transferring northeast at 30 mph round 5:50 p.m., based on the Nationwide Climate Service. One other extreme thunderstorm able to producing a twister was additionally situated over Candlewick Lake, or over Poplar Grove, transferring northeast at 30 mph at 5:57 p.m.

A tornado-producing storm was additionally situated over Oak Brook, transferring northeast at 25 mph round 4:50 p.m., based on the Nationwide Climate Service.

STORM DAMAGE REPORTED IN OAK BROOK

As of 5:36 p.m. Saturday, 156 flights have been canceled at O’Hare with a median of 1 hour delay; and no flights have been canceled from Halfway airport, based on FlightAware.

In line with the Storm Prediction Middle, the whole Chicago space is underneath a “slight” threat for extreme climate on Saturday – a stage 2 out of 5. There’s a 5% likelihood of a twister inside 25 miles of any given level within the Chicago space on Saturday, ABC7 Meteorologist Cheryl Scott stated Friday.

A number of rounds of showers and storms are anticipated to develop Saturday with the potential to show extreme. Risk of storms on Saturday afternoon and night are contingent on morning destabilization of environment, which scattered storms on Saturday morning might act to inhibit. All storm threats doable, however excessive winds are most certainly, Dutra stated.

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Scattered showers and storms are doable earlier Saturday. Rumbles of thunder will not be stunning, however the higher probability for extreme climate shall be within the later afternoon and night.

The system heading towards the Chicago space already hit Kansas on Friday and the pictures popping out of there are terrifying.

Video exhibits highly effective twisters ripping by way of the city of Andover, a suburb of Wichita. You’ll be able to see particles flying and energy traces sparking because the funnel rips by way of every little thing in its path. A lot of the town is now with out energy. To date, there have been no stories of accidents.

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