Palatine Fire Department responded about 12:10 p.m. Sunday to a report of a house struck by lightning with a tree through the roof of a house in the 300 block of South Drovers Lane. Lightning damaged the roof with structural damage and charring. Firefighters on the scene reported a light haze and no active fire. Firefighters were searching the house for hidden fire.
A townhouse was also struck by lightning in the 300 block of Somerset in Vernon Hills. Countryside Fire Protection District called an extra alarm for fire in an attic of a two-story multi-family structure. Firefighters from Lake Forest, Mundelein, Lincolnshire-Riverwoods and others assisted Countryside Fire Protection District.
Firefighters arriving on the scene saw fire showing ffrom a roof gable vent. Video credit: Larry Shapiro/Shapiro Photography/shapirophotography.net.
A large luxury home was also struck by lightning in the 3800 block of Muirwood Court in Long Grove. Firefighter first on the scene reported smoke from the attic and later reported an attic fire. Firefighters from Arlington Heights, Libertyville, Prospect Heights and others assisted Long Grove firefighters.
An extra alarm was also called by by Barrington-Countryside Fire Department for a fire in the 1200 block of MacAlpin Drive in Inverness.
Lightning blew a whole in a roof, but did not cause a fire, on Old Mill Court in Barrington, Illinois.
Lightning strike 418 Fox Meadow, Northfield near Waukegan Road and WIllow Road.
Streets closed down for flooding near Wheeling Road and Euclid Avenue.
Flooding with cars spinning out of control in the 800 block of West Thomas Street, Arlington Heights.
Street flooding reported on Race Avenue in the 1200 North block.
Roanaoke in the 1500 block West reported flooded from sidewalk to sidewalk.
Arlington Heights Road and Hintz, Volkswagen Jetta stuck in the water.
Goebbert Road and Falcon Drive flooded about 6-8 inches deep at 2:00 p.m.
Tonne flooded, too.
Vehicles stuck in the water near Palatine Road and Rand Road.
Lynnwood north of Thomas, street flooded.
Wilke south of Rand Road flooded — “a big lake.”
Large tree branch blocking the road in the 700 block of North Drury Lane.
Colfax and Smith intersection in Palatine under water.
Chicago viaducts flooding.
Flooding also reported in Streamwood and Hoffman Estates.
Heavy rain and severe lightning observed Sunday afternoon. A warm, southerly air flow is expected to cause rising temperatures. Temperatures are expected to rise with tonight’s overnight low (67°F at 4 AM) expected to be warmer than today’s noon temperature of 57°F.
A Tornado Warning was issued at 1:00 p.m. for Kankakee County until 1:15 p.m. based on doppler radar imaging.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was also issued Sunday afternoon.
A Flood Warning was also issued Sunday afternoon for several counties and suburbs in northern Illinois.