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updated: 6/18/2014 10:29 PM

Storms sweep through suburbs; airport delays reported

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  • Paul Valade/pvalade@dailyherald.comStorm clouds roll in over Libertyville Wednesday morning.

      Paul Valade/pvalade@dailyherald.comStorm clouds roll in over Libertyville Wednesday morning.

  • Steve Lundy/slundy@dailyherald.comSix Flags Great America's media preview of their new coaster Goliath was delayed Wednesday morning due to the weather.

      Steve Lundy/slundy@dailyherald.comSix Flags Great America's media preview of their new coaster Goliath was delayed Wednesday morning due to the weather.

  • Storms are moving across Chicago's suburbs this morning. This shot was taken in Carpentersville.

      Storms are moving across Chicago's suburbs this morning. This shot was taken in Carpentersville.
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  • Storm clouds move through downtown Naperville on Wednesday.

       Storm clouds move through downtown Naperville on Wednesday.
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  • Daniel White/dwhite@dailyherald.comShoppers along Van Buren St. in Naperville stay dry as a fast moving storm dumps rain throughout the area.

      Daniel White/dwhite@dailyherald.comShoppers along Van Buren St. in Naperville stay dry as a fast moving storm dumps rain throughout the area.

  • Brian Hill/bhill@dailyherald.comStormy weather rolls through the Fox Valley Wednesday over Primrose Farm Park and Spriet Sports Complex in St. Charles.

      Brian Hill/bhill@dailyherald.comStormy weather rolls through the Fox Valley Wednesday over Primrose Farm Park and Spriet Sports Complex in St. Charles.

 
Daily Herald Report

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.

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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.

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