Severe Thunderstorms Put On Spectacular Lightning Show In Chicago

Powerful storms hit the Windy City Tuesday night, bringing heavy rain, hail, damaging winds, and thousands of lightning strikes.

1. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued by the National Weather Service as residents watched lightning strike Chicago’s skyline and nearby Lake Michigan.

My view of Lightning strikes over south Chicagoland #crazyweather

— Alex Garcia (@AGarciaPhoto)

Chicago Strikes @NWSChicago @WeatherNation @weatherchannel @TimeOutChicago @ChooseChicago #NRAShow2014 @Suntimes

— Barry Butler (@barrybutler9)

Chicago Skyline Strikes @NWSChicago @WeatherNation @weatherchannel @TrumpChicago @ChooseChicago @chicagotribune

— Barry Butler (@barrybutler9)

Triple strike from tonight's storm #chicago #storm @HuffPostChicago @DNAinfoCHI

— Andy Fowler (@afowler2k)

Awesome lightning in #Chicago tonight

— andrew chase (@andrewechase)

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