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Morning storms knock down tree limbs, power lines in DeKalb County

DeKALB – Early morning storms have left less than 30 customers without power in DeKalb County, according to the Commonwealth Edison, but as of Tuesday afternoon there was not yet an estimated time for restoration.

The National Weather Service issued a hazardous weather outlook at 4:15 a.m. Tuesday warning of an elevated thunderstorm risk with a risk of up to ping-pong ball sized hail.

“Additional scattered thunderstorms are expected to develop along or ahead of a cold front mid to late this afternoon into this evening,” the notice read. The highest concentration of storms this afternoon is expected near the Illinois and Indiana border. “Some of the thunderstorms this afternoon and evening could be severe, capable of producing large hail and damaging wind gusts. The tornado risk is low.”

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office reported there were some calls earlier for downed power lines and tree limbs. Sgt. Zach Oltmanns said much of the damage was located in the north and central portions of the county.

For the rest of the day, the National Weather Service forecasts a 10% chance of thunderstorms in the DeKalb area before 7 p.m.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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