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Tornadoes Hit Parts of Jo Daviess & Stephenson Counties

Quad Cities National Weather Service
Radar image from August 16, 2017

Meteorologists have confirmed three tornadoes caused minor damage in northwestern Illinois on Wednesday night.

National Weather Service

The National Weather Service in the Quad Cities says around 7:30 pm, a thunderstorm produced two tornadoes three miles west of Freeport. They damaged a house, crops, and trees.

The third tornado touched down about five miles west of Elizabeth, and did extensive damage to trees.

The weather service says a warm front was moving into Jo Daviess and Stephenson counties on Wednesday night causing the storms.

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