Fast-moving storm leaves hail, downed power lines in its wake
This photo of the skies over Northbrook and Glenview was submitted by Beth Preis, a District 30 public relations employee.
Updated: October 24, 2012 10:11PM
The storm didn’t stick around for long Friday morning, but it brought down power lines and scattered hail across the Chicago area.
The National Weather Service reported about a quarter-inch of rain fell at O’Hare International Airport. Winds estimated at 60 mph brought down power lines in Geneva, according to the weather service.
Inch-sized hail was reported in Crete, South Holland, and Crown Point, Ind.
The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Chicago area Friday morning. The warning, in effect from about 10:45 a.m. until 11:45 a.m., included Cook, DuPage, Kane, Will, Kendall and eastern Dekalb counties, according to the weather service.
A severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 6 p.m.
The rest of the day Friday was expected to be partly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with temps in the lower 70s, according to the weather service.
Saturday’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with highs in the low 90s.