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More Severe Weather To Come For Northern Illinois

Jun 24, 2015
Andrew Epstein / WNIJ

A new weather system could bring as much as five inches of rain to northern Illinois through today. That’s according to NIU meteorologist Gilbert Sebenste. 

Sebenste says the incoming weather won’t be as bad as Monday’s storms, but it could be bad enough to yield another small tornado along the I-88 corridor.

The ground is still pretty saturated from Monday’s storms. Sebenste recommends making sure your sump pump and accessories are fully functioning and to heed any weather-related warnings.

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.