NWS: 2 Twisters Briefly Touch Down in the Chicago Area

NWS: 2 Twisters Briefly Touch Down in the Chicago Area

OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) – At least two brief twisters reportedly touched down as part of a storm system that rolled across northeastern Illinois.

WLS-TV reported that one EF-0 tornado snapped tree branches and uprooted some trees as it traveled about two miles on the ground before 5 p.m. Saturday west of Chicago in Oak Brook. The second EF-0 tornado was confirmed about 5:50 p.m. Saturday in Candlewick Lake in northern Boone County, northwest of Chicago.

The Oak Brook tornado damaged part of a roof. Peak winds upwards of 75 mph were reported. The National Weather Service said it had a maximum width of about 60 yards.

No injuries have been reported from either tornado.

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