Tornado Warnings and Watches in Effect; O’Hare Orders Shelter-in-Place – NBC Chicago



Tornado Warnings and Watches in Effect; O’Hare Orders Shelter-in-Place – NBC Chicago

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Dangerous storms have brought tornado warnings and watches across parts of the Chicago area during the afternoon rush hour Monday.

Here’s a live blog of what’s happening across the area as the storms move through. Be sure to keep track of what’s happening in your area and take cover if the storms move into your area.

All Clear Given for DuPage County, Several Suburbs Still in ‘Dangerous Situation’

O’Hare Urges Travelers to Shelter in Place During Storms

Tornado Warning Issued for Southeastern Cook County Until 7:45 p.m.

A tornado warning was issued for portions of Cook and DuPage counties until 7:15 p.m. A separate tornado warning was issued for southeastern Cook County until 7:45 p.m.

Thousands Without Power Amid Storms in Illinois

ComEd reported more than 100 outages across the Chicago area, with more than 20,000 customers affected.

As of just before 7 p.m., the company reporter 20,384 were without power.

Damaging Winds Reported at O’Hare Airport

Strong Rotation Spotted Over Medinah

FAA Issues Ground Stop at O’Hare Airport Due to Tornado Warning

The Federal Aviation has issued a ground stop at O’Hare International Airport due to severe weather and a tornado warning in the area.

According to FlightAware, all inbound flights being held at their origin until Monday at 07:30 p.m. Departure delays of at least 31 minutes to 45 minutes — and increasing increasing — are expected due to thunderstorms.

Tornado Warning Issued for Parts of Cook and Kane Counties; Most of Area Under Tornado Watch

A tornado warning was issued for portions of Kane and Cook counties until 6:45 p.m. A separate tornado warning was issued for portions of cook and DuPage counties until 7:15 p.m.

At approximately 5:54 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over West Dundee or over Carpentersville, moving east at 15 miles per hour, according to the National Weather Service.

Flying debris will be dangerous to those without shelter, the NWS warned, saying damage to roofs, windows and vehicles will occur. Barrington Hills, East Dundee, Hoffman Estates and Bartlett are all in the storm’s path.

A tornado watch was issued for nearly the entire Chicago area until 11 p.m., which includes DeKalb, Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties in Illinois, as well as Jasper, Lake, Newton and Porter counties in Indiana.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for portions of Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties until 7 p.m.

A severe thunderstorm watch was issued for Jasper and Newton counties in Indiana and Kenosha County in Wisconsin until 9 p.m. CT.

Chicago Radar: Track Severe Weather as Tornado Watch Remains in Effect

Check back for updates from the NBC 5 Storm Team as this forecast develops.




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