A line of severe thunderstorms producing widespread severe wind damage and possible tornadoes moved through northern Illinois on Monday afternoon.
As of 4:30 p.m., the severe weather threat had exited the area, but not before causing significant property and tree damage throughout the region. While the severe threat had diminished, strong winds were expected through 7 p.m.
Tree damage and power outages have been reported throughout northern Illinois. As of 4:45 p.m., ComEd reported 117,813 customers were affected by power outages.
At about 4:20 p.m., the McHenry County Sheriff’s office said on social media that it is responding to trees and power lines downed across roadways throughout the county. The Lake County Sheriff’s office reported that multiple roadways in the county are impassable.
While wind damage was the main concern, the National Weather Service issued several tornado warnings as stormed raced across the area.
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