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Severe Weather, Warnings In Northern Illinois

Feb 28, 2017
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According to the National Weather Service, a tornado warning is in effect for LaSalle County until 7 p.m. Tuesday night.

A severe thunderstorm warning is also in effect for Northeastern DeKalb County, Southwestern Lake County, Kane County, Northwestern DuPage County, Southern McHenry County, and Northwestern Cook County until 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.  

The National Weather Service says debris can be life-threatening to people without shelter. It encourages people to take cover immediately.

climate.gov

The National Weather Service released its outlook for November and following months.

It says climate pattern “La Niña,” which is known for sea surface temperatures dropping lower-than-normal, could make a presence this year.

However, State Climatologist Jim Angel says it could be weak.

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

It was an afternoon of tornado and thunderstorm warnings across northern Illinois Wednesday. Several funnel clouds were reported, as well as quarter-sized hail, and winds up to 60 mph.