Powerful wind gusts will diminish after 1PM

Wind gusts of 45 to 55 mph are likely for a few hours late this morning as a deepening but compact area of low pressure lifts north of Chicago.   Winds gusts should diminish significantly to between 20 and 30mph after 1PM.


Minor tree damage as well as a few power outages have been reported in Chicago’s western suburbs.


A Marine Warning is in effect for southern Lake Michigan waters until 12:45PM.


A few of the top wind gusts as of 10:30AM include:

56mph Chicago- Harrison-Dever Crib

52mph DeKalb, IL

51mph Rochelle, IL

51mph Bartlett, IL

48mph Aurora, IL



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