Chicago Weather Alert
CHICAGO – Hurricane warnings were issued for parts of Cook, DuPage and Kane counties as severe storms entered the area.
One of the alarm systems from the tornado is in effect in the northern and northwest parts of Cook County until 4:30 p.m.
The warning includes Wheeling, O’Hare International Airport and parts of North Shore.
A ground stop has been put into effect at O’Hare.
The Metra Union-Pacific North line between Winnetka and the end of the line has also been discontinued.
Mount Prospect, Prospect Heights, Wheeling and Deerfield were in the way of a dangerous storm — which was pressing toward Lake County as of 4:10 p.m.
The CBS 2 Mobile Weather Lab detected a swirling cloud on a wall as it headed south on Busse Road.
The cloud was going down, but there was no sign of it falling.
Kris Habermehl filmed the tornado warning call as it passed over Cook Lake Road east of I-294 in Deerfield.
An earlier tornado warning was also issued for central and eastern DuPage County, but it has since expired.
The National Weather Service reported at approximately 3:44 p.m. that a funnel cloud was observed over Glen Ellyn.
Beth Lawrence Priya, web producer for CBS 2, reports torrential rain in Wheaton, followed by the sound of sirens.
Another hurricane warning was issued for Kane County, but it has also since expired.
This warning was for a separate system that lost its intensity when it crossed into McHenry County.
Scattered rain and thunderstorms likely from the afternoon until midnight, as the warm front moves north through the area.
Other storms can also be strong or severe, producing gale-force winds and hail.