Gusty storms produce strong wind, no real severe weather in Chicago area Tuesday

Strong winds appear to knock down tree, flattening Chicago garage, vehicle inside

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Strong winds appear to knock down tree, flattening Chicago garage
The Chicago weather forecast Tuesday had included a risk of severe storms. There were some strong wind gusts, but no real severe weather.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A gusty line of showers went through the Chicago area Tuesday, producing some strong wind, but no real severe weather.

The line of showers passed through about noon, ABC7 Chicago meteorologist Phil Schwarz said.

Parts of the Chicago area were at risk for severe weather Tuesday.

Parts of northwest Indiana were under a slight risk for severe weather. Some storms could have produced damaging winds and a low risk for a tornado.

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But, by about 2 p.m., the risk had subsided.

The wind did appear to bring down a large tree in the backyard of an Old Irving Park home, crushing a garage and vehicle inside.

ComEd crews were on the scene after the incident.

Neighbors said they didn't believe anyone was hurt.

Colder air is now returning, as temperatures have been falling Tuesday afternoon.

Most of the area will be in the upper 20s by early Wednesday, with wind chills in the teens.

Schwarz said to expect chilly conditions for Easter Sunday and possible rain on Monday, which is the Chicago Cubs' home opener.

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