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Severe weather plows through Midwest

NOW: Severe weather plows through Midwest

Severe storms plowed through Michiana after 8 PM Tuesday evening, with very heavy rain, a ton of lightning and strong winds.

Wind reports came in at 51 MPH in South Bend, 50 MPH in Simonton Lake, 48 MPH in Michigan City and 43 MPH in Benton Harbor. There was only one storm report of a tree that fell on a vacant car in Koontz Lake.

Damage was more widespread in Illinois and Iowa where the storms moved in during the peak heating hours of the day and were therefore stronger. Northern Illinois is dotted with wind reports, with one of 70 MPH in Huntley, McHenry County, and an estimated straight line wind gust of 90-100 MPH in Moline. Damage reports in Illinois included trees and power lines.  In Iowa, a tornado touched down southeast of Cedar Rapids, damaging grain bins and corn, and more trees and power lines came down because of high wind.

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