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#Chicago_Chronicles : Severe storms possible Wednesday evening

Heavy rain fell in the far west and far south suburbs early Wednesday morning. Lightning was also detected in those areas. A second wave of rain fell far southwest of the city, from Davenport to Peoria. 

ABC7 Meteorologist Tracy Butler said thunderstorms in Iowa are expected to reach Chicago between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. After that rain passes, the area will get a short break.

The Storm Prediction Center said there is a moderate risk for severe storms in the Chicago area on Wednesday. That weather activity will most likely occur between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.

The storms could produce strong, damaging winds, large hail and cause flooding. A tornado is possible, but the risk for one forming Wednesday is only moderate.

A Flash Flood Watch will be in effect for northern Illinois and northwest Indiana from 10 a.m. Wednesday to 1 a.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service said.


ComEd officials said the power company is prepared to respond to outages, should any occur during Wednesday's storms. Crews are ready to work around the clock to restore power if wind or hail causes power lines or trees to come down.

"We're monitoring the weather closely. We're going to open up our command center. Tomorrow we have our crews pre-scheduled and our contractor crews also on alert to respond," ComEd spokesperson Terry Donnelley said Tuesday.

Make sure smart phones are charged, in case landlines stop working during a power outage. That way if an emergency occurs, people can still call for help.

To prevent damage to any personal property, furniture, plants or grills on balconies, porches or patios should be moved inside.


Wednesday marks one year since nearly a dozen tornadoes ripped through the Coal City area.

One of those twisters was nearly a mile wide, with winds whipping up to 120 miles an hour. Nearby Braidwood and the village of Sublette were also hit.

A plaque will be dedicated at a Coal City council meeting Wednesday night. It will be placed on the stump of one of the 50,000 trees toppled by the storm.
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