Chicago Weather: Funnel cloud forms over Lake Michigan

August 20, 2012 11:47:02 AM PDT
A spectacular day to watch the sky! Early Monday morning, a funnel cloud formed over Lake Michigan.

"It never touched the ground, as far as I know," ABC7's Meteorologist Mike Caplan said. Had that funnel cloud touched the lake, a waterspout would have formed.

According to NOAA, "A waterspout is a whirling column of air and water mist." Over the weekend as many as nine waterspouts were spotted on Lake Michigan near Wisconsin.

Monday morning's storm brought lightning, rain and hail before moving on. Check out our time-lapse video of the morning storms rolling over Lake Michigan.

"More thunderstorms are possible," Caplan said. "Expect to see at least scattered thunderstorms this afternoon."

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