The severe weather event is over. Check the main Chicago Weather Center blog for the latest updates.
As of 2:30AM, the entire Chicago metro area has been cleared from all severe weather watches and warnings.
While some rain and thunder is still possible, the activity is expected to remain well below severe limits.
Here are some of the measured wind gusts from across the Chicago area tonight:
61mph Chicago-West Loop
57mph Chicago-Harrison Crib
53mph Chicago-Douglas Park
47mph Chicago- Old Town
46mph Michigan City (Lighthouse)
Updated 7 minutes ago
As of 12:45 am all severe thunderstorm warnings have been canceled for the Chicago Metro area.
Showers and thunderstorms extend back into Illinois and while not severe are still producing significant rainfall.
Flash flood warning remain in effect until 2:30 am for eastern Cook and northwest Lake County, indiana.
A secere thunderstorm watch is still in effect for northwest Indiana until 4am but with the storms losing their severe characteristics the watch is likely to be canceled before its expiration.
Showers and thunderstorms will continue overnight bringing additional rainfall and local...
Severe storms moving into Indiana... Severe thunderstorm watch #196 canceled for all Illinois counties in the Chicago Metro area
Updated 14 minutes ago
Severe thunderstorms have moved east into northwest Indiana where severe thunderstorm warnings continue until 12:45 am. However the severe thunderstorm watch #196 has been canceled for Illinois.
Showers and thunderstorms will continue in the Illinois portion of the Chicago Metro area overnight bringing some substantial rainfall and possible flooding, but the threat of severe weather has ended.
A flash flood warning remains in effect for eastern Cook and northwest Lake County Indiana until
Some late storm reports
Updated 28 minutes ago
Some late storm reports..
Coal City- wind damage at 10:32 pm Trees and power lines down
Carbon Hill (Grundy County) 1.16 iches of rain at 11:50 pm (1.10 inches in just 35 minutes)
Lombard 1.64 inches at 11:30 pm
Oak Lawn 1.04 inches at 11:40 pm
Severe thunderstorm warnings are in effect for Lake and porter counties in northwest Indiana until 12:45 am.
Here are the latest severe weather reports
Harrison-Dever Crib 57 mph at 11:10 pm
Chicago-Douglas Park 53 mph
Chicago-Old Town 47 mph
Forest Park 56 mph at 11:25 pm
1 inch diameter hail at Manteno at 11:10 pm
Pea-size hail at Monee at 11:24 pm
Peotone- heavy rain 0.93 inches in 20 minutes standing water gusts to 44 mph @11:34 pm
Lemont 0.88 inches of rain in 35 minutes near 127th and I-355 @11:15pm
Glenview 0.88 inches of rain in 30 minutes at 11:17pm
Updated 11:28 p.m.
Some late storm reports...
Peotone Pea sizer hail and wind gustsd to 40 mph at 11:17 pm
Harrison-Dever Crib wind gusts to 57 mph
Strong winds now sweeping through portions of the Chicago area as line of storm bows out- New severe thunderstorm watch issued for Indiana
Updated 11:12 p.m.
Strong winds are now hitting portions of the Chicago area as a line of thunderstorms intensifies as it heads east into indiana.
Wind gusts to 61 mph were reported at Whitney Young High School in Chicago shortly after 11 pm.
A new severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for areas just ot the east of Chicago including Lake and Porter counties in northwest indiana. This watch will be in effect until 4am CDT.
Heavy rain reported in Wheaton as 0.68 inches falls in just 10 minutes near Roosevelt and County Farm roads.
Thunderstorms moving across the Chicago area- Severe thunderstorm warning for much of the area until midnight
Updated 10:55 p.m.
Waves of showers and thunderstorms are moving through the Chicago metro area late this evening bringing gusty winds, some hail and very heavy rain. Severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued for portions of Cook,. Dupage, Ford, Grundy, Iroquois, and Will counties in Illinois and for Lake County Indiana. Flash flood warnings are also in effect in eastern Cook and northwest Lake County indiana.
Heavy rain was reported in the Bolingbrook area at 10:30 pm with 0.50 inches in just 20 minutes near Route 53 and Boughton Road. pea-size hail also reported there at 10;33 pm.
Updated 10:38 p.m.
Severe weather threat diminishing but "training" thunderstorms bringing the threat of flash flooding
Updated 10:09 p.m.
A flash flood warning has been issued for portions of eastern Cook County and northwest Lake County Indiana, valid until 2:30 am.
Training thunderstorms moving across the same area will deliver heavy rainfall totals that could cause flash flooding. Rain is likely to fall at the rate of 1 inch an hour or more with up to 2 inches of rain expected to accumulate.
Flooding is possible in low-lying areas, near streams ad creeks and in underpasses. Standing or ponding of water may occur on streets and highways.
Severe thunderstorm warning issued for much of the immediate Chicago area including portions of the City of Chicago
Updated 10:02 p.m.
Updated 9:54 p.m.
Updated 9:54 p.m.