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Another Night Of Fierce Storms Wreaked Havoc In Chicago

By Kate Shepherd in News on Aug 19, 2015 3:54PM

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Chicago was hit by heavy rains, wind, thunder and lightning as a storm system moved through the area and left damage in its wake for the second night in a row.

14,000 Commonwealth Edison customers lost power in the storms late Tuesday and early Wednesday and about 2,500 were still without power as of this morning, according to the Tribune.

The storms dumped up to 3 inches of rain in less than an hour, NBC reports. A flash flood advisory was issued Tuesday evening but the National Weather Service ended it early as the flood risk decreased.

The storms left damage as they rolled through the city and suburbs. Downed tree limbs made several roads impassable in Wilmette and a lightning bolt struck a home in Darien and started a fire, according to CBS. A tree limb fell onto the roof of a house in Schiller Park and a tree landed on top of a car in a Jewel parking lot in Skokie, according to ABC7.

The entire Chicago area was under a tornado watch until 10 p.m. Tuesday, but none were spotted in the area. Two tornadoes reportedly touched down in downstate Livingston County.