While one cluster of storms over Kane County weakens, a line of very intense thunderstorm activity over the south suburbs is moving east into Indiana.
As of 6:54PM, no warnings are in effect for the powerful storms in Lake County, IN which are producing lightning and very heavy downpours.
At 6:26PM, a storm spotter reported that the tornado over Northern Kane County had lifted as it approached I-90 near Route 47. A funnel cloud and wall cloud were still present.
Doppler radar velocity products indicate the storm rotation has weakened significantly, and the National Weather Service has allowed the Tornado Warning for Kane County to expire at 6:30PM.
UPDATE 7:01PM: Kane County law enforcement states that numerous trees and power lines are down along Route 47. One tree fell on a home, while another house lost its roof due to high winds.
UPDATE 6:45PM: Trees and power lines are reported down along route 47.
At 6:20PM, amateur radio reported Illinois Route 47 was closed between Route 38 and Route 64 north of Elburn due to debris from a tornado.
At 6:16PM…trained weather spotters reported a tornado on the ground near Burlinigton, moving north toward highway 72 and Interstate 90 at 25mph.
As of 6:13PM, doppler radar continues to indicate strong rotation within a thunderstorm near Hampshire in northwest Kane County. Rotation of this type can often mean a tornado is on, or near the ground.
So far, no surface reports of damage or tornadoes have come in to the WGN Weather Center.
A Tornado Warning continues until 6:30PM for Northern Kane and Northeast DeKalb Counties.
A Tornado Warning is in effect until 6:30PM for Central and Northern Kane County and extreme Eastern Dekalb County.
Doppler radar is indicating strong rotation in a storm along the Kane-DeKalb county line. This storm is moving north toward Interstate 90 at 25mph.
Burlington, Hampshire and Starks are three of the locations in the path of this possible tornado. Take shelter on the lowest floor or in a basement!
As of 5:55PM, doppler radar velocity data continues to indicate the potential for damaging winds in some of the stronger storms over the south suburbs. The greatest threat of damaging winds resides along I-80 near the state border. This wind threat will be shifting east and into Indiana by 6:10PM.
Stroms over Northern Cook County and the northern suburbs are weaker, and do not pose a wind threat at this time.