A regional wind advisory is in effect until 1 p.m. Saturday for central, east central, north central, northeast Illinois and northwest Indiana, weather officials said.
Several areas were under a tornado watch Friday night, but no tornadoes were confirmed as of Saturday morning. The roof on a the theater collapsed at least one person was killed and about 20 were injured in Belvidere. Officials said a tornado warning was issued for Boone County 20 minutes before Belvidere was damaged.
National Weather Service officials are reporting wind gusts of 60 to 75 mph, and radar is showing even higher wind speeds Friday in some storms.
West winds of 20 to 30 mph, with gusts up to 45 mph, are expected in some areas Saturday morning, weather officials said.
Power outages, downed trees and unsecured objects could be a result of the wind, officials said.
As of 08:15 am ComEd more than 22,000 customers are reported to have been affected by the outages.
Current conditions were light rain at 38 degrees at Midway Airport and cloudy at 38 degrees at O’Hare International Airport.