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The National Weather Service confirmed on Saturday that two tornadoes hit the Chicago area as a series of storms knocked down trees and brought heavy winds to the area.

A tornado occurred in Crest Hill in the early morning hours and moved toward the north side of Joliet before exiting the area, the NWS said in a tweet. The tornado ranked as an EF-0, the lowest level on the six-tier Enhanced Fujita scale, and had estimated peak winds of 70 miles per hour.

Hours earlier, the NWS confirmed that a separate tornado made landfall in Naperville. Also ranked as an EF-0, it knocked down trees, flipped over chairs and caused roof damage. Peak estimated wind speeds were said to be 80 miles per hour.

More severe weather may be on the way, so you may not want to be on your guard just yet.

From Saturday night to Sunday there is a chance of severe weather again. High winds and heavy rain are again considered the main threats, with the possibility of a tornado.


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