Grayslake hit with severe storms SundayAmong the hardest hit areas is Grayslake in Lake County, where a funnel could beĀ spotted around 9 p.m. Officials evacuated the fairgrounds.

A long stretch of warm, humid summer weather will come to an end after Sunday, but not before we see some strong storm chances pass through this afternoon and evening.

“They’re in the northern Thumb (and) Saginaw area now, but there’s a cold front coming through”, sad Dan Thompson, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in White Lake. The main hazard Sunday evening will be damaging winds, but large hail, or an isolated tornado is also possible.

Windy conditions continue with wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour.

The National Weather Service had issued severe thunderstorm warnings in areas west and north of Chicago, but the storms passed quickly.

Meanwhile, offers a variety of extremely useful weather tools to help you navigate the stormy season. From a county-by-county view to the Midwest regional radar and a national view – it’s all there.

When the weather gets a little dicey, schools and businesses may shut down for part of a day or altogether.