Hail, high winds blow through area Saturday

Tree branch that fell across East Main in Ottawa near the High School 5/23/20 – Studstill Media Photo

OTTAWA – A multitude of warnings were issued across North Central Illinois Saturday for a series of storms that uprooted trees and possibly spawned a tornado near Joliet.   

Graphic National Weather Service


The National Weather Service received multiple reports for wind damage across the state, and locally trees and hail fell across Ottawa and Marseilles around 2 PM.  A team is expected to be looking along I-80 near Joliet to assess if the minor damage there was caused by a tornado.   No injuries were reported in the area from the storms.

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