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Weather observers drive to the southwestern suburbs to confirm reports of tornadoes



Meteorologists drove to southwest Manhattan on Wednesday, a day after reports that a tornado was moored in the community southwest of Chicago, according to the National Weather Service.

Reports of a funnel cloud touching the ground just arrived at 7 pm Tuesday in Will County, Casey Sullivan, a meteorologist for the Weather Service. Officers are expected to travel to Manhattan later on Wednesday to investigate the damage and determine if it was actually a tornado. The roof of a house was allegedly damaged, and trees and wires had been demolished as a result of the strong winds, said Sullivan.

A post on the Manhattan village's Facebook page said, "Overall, we've done very well, mostly wind and damage from flying debris."

Everything unfolded as heavy thunderstorms, including heavy rain, strong winds and Hail, moving through the Chicago area on Tuesday.

While the month was wetter than usual, it's not the case expected to set a record. The wettest June in 1

892 was 10.58 inches. On Tuesday, the Chicago area had received a total of 6.84 inches of rain for June. At O & Hare International Airport, less than an inch of rain fell from Tuesday to early Wednesday, Sullivan said.

There is a chance for some rain on Wednesday morning, and a flood warning remained in place for parts of the Des Plaines River, according to the Weather Service. But the rain is not expected to last too long as hot and humid weather penetrates the Chicago area, Sullivan said.

Wednesday's temperatures are between 66 and 78 degrees. By Thursday, the temperatures will be between 70 and 88 degrees. It is expected that Friday and Saturday will see temperatures in the 90s, although it will feel much hotter, the weather service warned.

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