Severe thunderstorms packing large hail, strong winds and heavy downpours struck the Chicago area tonight including a strong storm with 60-70 mph winds that moved through the Aurora area. A lightning strike caused a small fire at a home in North Aurora.
The severe weather caused delays at both airports. Delays of up to 90 minutes were reported at O'Hare, officials said.
At Midway International Airport, delays of up to three hours were reported.
Officials recommend checking departure and arrival times before leaving for either airport.
After the storms, temperatures and humidity fell off sharply. Tonight's low is expected to be in the 60s.
The National Weather Service says small, isolated storms are possible through the early-morning hours.