Severe storms have hit the Chicago area and forecasters warn heavy rain, strong winds and large hail expected could plague the city and suburbs through the evening.
Some funnel clouds were reported along with wind damage, but the National Weather Service could not confirm any tornado touchdown. The wind and heavy rain caused traffic and commuter train problems, and some tree and power line damage has been reported although the power outages have been minimal.
A severe thunderstorm watch was in effect until 1 a.m. for Cook, DuPage, Lake, Will and other Chicago area counties. Isolated severe storms were coming through the area, according to the National Weather Service.
Law enforcement sources reported tree and power line damage in the area of Shabbona and Sleepy Hollow Roads in DeKalb County, possibly due to a tornado touchdown, but that has not been confirmed, according to the National Weather Service. READ MORE