A severe thunderstorm with hurricane-strength wind is moving through Joliet right now, power out all over the area.
We’ve got calls in to the police to determine if there’s been any damage beyond power outages and the early cancellation of Taste of Joliet.
The National Weather Service in Romeoville has issued a severe thunderstorm warning in effect through 10:45 p.m.
This is the service’s latest message, posted at 9:40 p.m.:
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL…AND DESTRUCTIVE HURRICANE FORCE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 80 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM NAPERVILLE TO JOLIET TO CHANNAHON…AND MOVING EAST AT 50 MPH.
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