Thanks to Sara Soviak for showing us the enormous chunks of hail that fell in Humbolt Park this evening.
UPDATE: 11:40 pm
More storm reports
Golf ball size hail at Harvey at 10:00 pm
More thunderstorms are moving onshore from Lake Michigan, this time headed for Lake County Indiana and far southern Cook County, No severe weather has been reported with these storms, but they can produce heavy downpours, gusty winds and hail.
A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until midnight for south portions of the Chicago area but NOT including Cook County.
Thanks to Steve Ferguson for this incredible sunset shot.
UPDATE 11:05 pm
All severe thunderstorm warnings have expired. The severe thunderstorm vwatch remains in effect until midnight for the following counties..
Northeast and east central Illinois
Will, Kankakee, Iroquois
Lake, Porter, Newton, Jasper and Benton
New thunderstorms moving south down Lake Michigan are headed for landfall in Porter County Indiana. A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect there until midnight.
More storm reports
Rainfall report 1.02 inches at Burnham from tonight’s storm.
Penny size hail in Chicago at Augusta and Division at 8:23 pm
Cicero- 2 inch diameter hail at 9:33 pm
Evergreen Park ping-pong size hail at 9:45 pm
University Park gusts to 60 mph at 9:18 pm
Severe thunderstorms moved south down Lake Michigan this evening bringing high winds, large hail and heavy rain to areas skirting the Lake.
Heavy damage was reported along the lake shore in northeast Lake County Illinois from Waukegan north to the Wisconsin line.
A wind gust to 94 mph was reported at the Waukegan Harbor when the storms passed through the area around 8:30 pm.
Tracey Surface watched the whole storm roll in. These photos were taken just off Lake Shore Drive between Irving and Montrose. Thanks, Tracey!
Eric Johnson sent us this photo detailing the size of hail that hit the Uptown neighborhood this evening.
Thank you to Afua Owusu for these shots of the hail on 290 near Pulaski.
Thanks to Dennis Erickson for this photo of lightning from our Thursday evening storm.