A large severe thunderstorm that has a history of producing significant wind damage is raking across southern McHenry, and northern Kane Counties.
Doppler radar indicates that the leading edge of damaging winds will be moving into NW Cook County by 10:30PM.
At 10:25, doppler radar imagery indicates that winds within this storm may have weakened slightly, but this still remains a very dangerous storm with wind gusts of up to 70mph.
Thunderstorms dropped half-inch diameter hail at Elgin just before 10:15 p.m.
A late report from Elgin at 10 30 pm gave the hail size up to 1 inch.
The hail was laasting up to 3 minutes in some areas with wind gusts to 50 mph there.
Adam Gomberg sent us these pictures of the Hil in Morton Grove. Thanks for the pictures Adam!
Photo courtesy of Adam Gomberg, Morton Grove
6th grade Science teacher Valerie Hughes sent us these pictures of Monday night’s hail in Park Ridge. Thanks Valerie!
Photo couretesy of Valerie Hughes
When the storms passed through the Rochelle area about 9:30 pm this evening semis were reportedly blown over near the intersection of I-88 and I-39.
High winds have downed a large tree in Genoa, Illinois north of DeKalb. The falling tree hit a car. In DeKalb a stop sigh was blown over by high winds.
Wind gusts to 70 mph in Maple Park in Kane County were reported just after 10:10 pm.