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A tornado warning has been issued for parts of Chicago

The National Weather Service has issued a warning about a serve storm accompanied by high winds.

Zach Long
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Zach Long

In case you haven't received the alert on your smartphone or looked out the window, northeastern portions of Cook County and DuPage County are currently under a tornado warning. The National Weather Service issued the warning at 3:42pm—it will last until 4:30pm.

According to the warning, "a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located over Elmhurst, moving east at 50 mph." The storm system is bringing rain and high winds to the city, with the potential for "flying debris" and "damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles."

Those within the path of the storm are advised to seek shelter in the basement or the interior of a lower floor within their building, staying away from windows.

Additionally, all of Cook County is under a severe thunderstorm watch until 7pm this evening, as the rest of the storm system moves through the region.

Stay safe, Chicago.

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