Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Kane County Saturday
The Tri-Cities were in for a very nasty storm Saturday afternoon.
Editor's note: We have posted an update on the storm damage and affected events. To read it and view damage photos, click here.
Here is our initial post from 3:27 p.m. Aug. 4.:
The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning until 4:15 p.m., Aug. 4 for most of the Chicago area, including Kane County.
At 2:56 p.m., the National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a line of severe thunderstorms capable of producing quarter-size hail and destructive winds in excess of 70 mph, according to a weather alert.
These storms were located along a line extending from Winnebago to Rochelle to 7 miles west of Paw Paw and moving east at 55 mph.
Thunderstorms will be near Plano at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 4 and will continue in our direction.
The weather service stresses that these storms have a history of producing widespread wind damage and quarter-sized hail across Ogle County.
There is no word on if the storm will still be just as intense in Kane County, but please seek shelter now inside a sturdy structure and stay away from windows.