Flights Cancelled as Wind, Rains Cross Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) -- A severe thunderstorm watch is in place for northern Illinois as a second round of severe weather moves across the state.

Flights were cancelled at Chicago's O'Hare and Midway International airports and Commonwealth Edison reports electric power to thousands was disrupted by heavy rains and high winds that moved across the area Monday afternoon. Because the storm moved quickly, little damage was reported.

However, a second line of strong storms prompted the National Weather Service to impose a severe thunderstorm watch until 3 a.m. Tuesday for Illinois, including Cook, Peoria and Kankakee counties.

Hundreds of flights at Midway and O'Hare were cancelled or delayed by Monday's storm, as were trains operated by the Metra commuter rail service.

The storm also forced postponement of Monday's Angels-White Sox game in Chicago.

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