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.

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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

My view of Lightning strikes over south Chicagoland #crazyweather

9:06 PM - 20 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Barry Butler@barrybutler9

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

8:51 PM - 20 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Barry Butler@barrybutler9

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

8:02 PM - 20 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Andy Fowler@afowler2k

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

10:20 PM - 20 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Awesome lightning in #Chicago tonight

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