NWS confirms 2nd tornado touched down in Chicago area on Saturday – NBC Chicago

The National Weather Service confirmed that two tornadoes hit the Chicago area on Saturday as a series of storms downed trees and brought high winds to the area.

A tornado touched down in Crest Hill early in the morning and moved north from Joliet before leaving the area, the NWS said in a tweet. The tornado was rated EF-0, the lowest level on the six-level Enhanced Fujita Scale, and had peak winds estimated at 70 miles per hour.

A few hours earlier, the NWS confirmed that a separate tornado had touched down in Naperville. Also rated EF-0, it felled trees, knocked over chairs and caused damage to roofs. Estimated maximum wind speeds would be 80 miles per hour.

More severe weather may be ahead, so you may not want to let your guard down just yet.

The risk of severe weather is again possible from Saturday evening to Sunday. High winds and heavy rain are again considered the main threats, with the possibility of a tornado.

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