Power Line Problems Associated with High Winds Begin about 3:15 PM Thursday

Power line problems are just starting to occur associated with high winds. Since about 3:15 p.m. firefighters have resonded to …

a power line down on an unoccupied car at Lincoln Avenue and Devon,

a transformer fire with a pole on fire on Edgewood Lane just north of Golf Road in Mount Prospect,

a low hanging wire at Haman Road and Rosemary Avenue in Inverness, and

numerous power lines down in Chicago.

Chicago's official NWS station at O'Hare has recorded a wind gust as high as 55 MPH. However, the Tornado Watch has expired early.

The air temperature is already falling and has already dropped to 58°F in Arlington Heights at 3:40 p.m. The air temperature at 3:35 p.m. at Rockford already dropped to 46°F, and Dubuque Regional Airport is reporting 36°F.

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