Tornado Watch extended for Chicago area, NE Illinois until 4 a.m.

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Tornado Watch #42 expired at 10 pm, but the storm threat still exists as severe thunderstorms continue to march east across the area. A new tornado watch #48 has been issued that will remain in effect until 4 am.  It covers primarily south portions of the Chicago Metro area but does include Cook County.

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 48 UNTIL
4 AM CST /5 AM EST/ WEDNESDAY WHICH REPLACES A PORTION OF TORNADO
WATCH 42. THE NEW WATCH IS VALID FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ILLINOIS THE NEW WATCH INCLUDES 9 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS

LIVINGSTON            

IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS

FORD                  IROQUOIS              

IN NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS

LA SALLE              

IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS

COOK                  GRUNDY                KANKAKEE             
KENDALL               WILL                  

IN INDIANA THE NEW WATCH INCLUDES 5 COUNTIES

IN NORTHWEST INDIANA

BENTON                JASPER                LAKE IN              
NEWTON                PORTER                

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF CHICAGO, DOUGLAS PARK, FOWLER, GARY, 
HUMBOLDT PARK, HYDE PARK, JOLIET, KANKAKEE, LAKEVIEW, 
LINCOLN PARK, LOGAN SQUARE, MOROCCO, MORRIS, OSWEGO, OTTAWA, 
PIPER CITY, PONTIAC, RENSSELAER, VALPARAISO, AND WATSEKA.

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