Severe Weather Across Northern Chicago Area


WE CONTINUE OUR SEVERE WEATHER COVERAGE. THIS IS A LIVE LOOK AT RADAR. IT IS 5:00 AND ALL AFTERNOON, WE’VE BEEN TRACKING TORNADO WARNING AND TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS. OUR WEATHER TEAM HAS BEEN PORING OVER ALL THE INFORMATION. HERE IS INTERSTATE 88 AS PEOPLE WERE HEADING HOME FROM WORK AND YOU CAN SEE HOW THE MOVEMENT OF THIS CELL WAS RIDING RIGHT ALONG 88, NOW, THINGS HAVE QUIETED DOWN CONSIDERABLY. THAT IS GOOD NEWS FOR EVERYONE IN KANE COUNTY. WE HAVE THE OUTFLOW BOUNDARY LEFT OVER FROM THE INTENSE CELL THAT SPINS OFF THAT COOL AIR AND PUSHES IT ALONG THE SURFACE THAT. CAN INSTIGATE A STORM LATER. THIS IS HISTORY OF THE HAIL. HAIL FOR MAYBE AN INCH IN SPOTS. WE DON’T HAVE ANY OFFICIAL STORM REPORTS FROM STORM SPOTTERS JUST YET BUT WHAT WE KNOW THAT THE RAIN-COOLED AIR TO THE NORTH IS HELPING PUT A LID ON THE STABILITY FACTOR ITSELF AND ALONG THIS BOUNDARY WHERE WE’RE FOCUSING FOR ACTIVITY LATER ON AND WE SEE THE CONTRAST IN THE TEMPERATURE, IT IS 90-DEGREE IN THE QUAD CITIES. 88 IN PEORIA. 75 AT CHICAGO’S LAKEFRONT. WHAT WE’LL SEE TONIGHT IS RAIN COME BACK AT US. THE MAIN COLD FRONT THAT TO BE COMING THROUGH AN THAT COULD CREATE SOME HEAVY DOWNPOUR ESPECIALLY TOWARD MORNING. MONTHLIES ROB ELLIS IS TALKING ABOUT WHY ALL THOSE ELEMENT ARE COMING TOGETHER AND HOW THAT WILL PLAY OUT FOR US. YOU MENNED THE FRONT JUST SITTING THERE. THE STORM ENCOUNTERED THE COOLER AIR AND STABLE EYED THINGS AND COLLAPSED IT. THERE IS MORE ENERGY TO WORK WITH FARTHER TO THE SOUTH. I THINK AS YOU LOOK AT THE BOUNDARIES YOU WERE MENTIONING, WE COULD SEE SOME REDEVELOPMENT ALONG THAT TAPPING INTO SOME OF THAT MUCH WARMER AIR THAT IS STILL IN PLACE. I THINK THAT WILL BE THE CASE OVERNIGHT TONIGHT. I DO THINK WE HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF SOME STORMS OVERNIGHT. MAYBE NOT THE SEVERE VARIETY BUT THESE COULD BE PRODUCING SOME EXTREMELY HEAVY RAIN BECAUSE IT IS JUST SO HUMID OUTSIDE. AFTER THAT MOVES THROUGH, THINGS CHANGE SOME A BY WAY. TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENS TO THE DEW POINT. STICKY AND HUMID. THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH FOR THE THE STORMS. THEN THE BOTTOM FALLS OUT AND THE DRIER AIR RUSHES IN. THIS WILL SET US UP FOR A BY PATTERN CHANGE AS WE HEAD INTO THE WEEKEND. MARY KAY WILL HAVE MUCH MORE ON THE WEEKEND FORECAST AND WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT. THANK YOU FOR WALKING US THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. THIS IS A WALL CLOUD CAPTURED BY KYLE PITTMAN. HE SPOTTED IT WEST OF HERE BETWEEN HINCKLEY AND WATERMAN. CAN YOU SEE THE CLOUD SHOWS SOME POTENTIAL ROTATION BUT NEVER TOUCHES THE GROUND TO BECOME A TORNADO. AND JUST ABOUT 20 MINUTES AGO, THE TORNADO SIRENS WENT OFF IN BIG ROCK AS SOME LIGHT RAIN FELL. YOU COULD HEAR IT THANKFULLY AS ROB AND MARY KAY SAID. THE TORNADO THREAT IS OVER FOR NOW. MEANWHILE IN McHENRY, THEY ARE STILL TRYING TO DEAL WITH ALL THE RAIN FROM OVERNIGHT. HOUR AFTER THE RAIN, STREETS ARE STILL FLOODED. POLICE SHUT DOWN ROUTE 31 BECAUSE OF HIGH WATER AN WITH

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