Another round of storms developing: Watch issued

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for several counties as another round of storms begins to develop.

DeKalb, LaSalle, Lee, Ogle, Grundy, Kankakee, Kendall and Will counties are under the watch until 3 a.m.

Earlier Thursday, storms moved across the Chicago area, prompting watching and warnings throughout the midday hours.

Storm reports came into the National Weather Service office detailing heavy rains, 1-inch hail and wind gusts of 52 mph.

Widespread storm damage was reported including uprooted trees and downed power lines.

Activity in the skies made for remarkable visuals throughout the day.  Several residents shared images on social media.

Weather service officials said it was too soon to confirm reports of multiple tornado sightings along the storm’s path.

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