McHENRY – Most residential power has been restored in McHenry County after a severe thunderstorm Saturday set off tornado sirens and downed trees and wires, causing small fires and power outages, according to fire and police dispatchers across McHenry County.
The thunderstorm rolled east across the county starting around 4:30 p.m., causing the National Weather Service to issue a tornado warning for east central McHenry County and western Lake County, in paticular for towns like Lakemoor, Holiday Hills and Wauconda.
The warning didn't materialize into any tornados, but the thunderstorm accompanied by strong winds took out trees and wires, and left more than 8,000 McHenry County ComEd customers without power at the peak, according to ComEd's website.
As of noon Sunday, ComEd reported 227 customers in McHenry County were without power and 872 customers in Lake County.
According to the National Weather Service, 1.64 inches of rain fell in parts of Hebron, and 1.56 inches in Spring Grove.
The National Weather Service initially reported that a thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Sunnyside and moving southeast at 20 mph, according to the warning issued at 4:22 p.m.
Tornado sirens went off in Crystal Lake, Lakewood and Lake in the Hills, according to reports.