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As southerly winds picked up with the approach of violent storms to the Evanston area, a tree in the parkway on Lincolnwood Drive, just south of Lincoln Street, fell to the ground, partially blocking traffic at about 5 p.m. this evening.

As southerly winds picked up with the approach of violent storms to the Evanston area, a tree in the parkway on Lincolnwood Drive, just south of Lincoln Street, fell to the ground, partially blocking traffic at about 5 p.m. this evening.

The National Weather Service says we can expect wind gusts as high as 40 miles per hour overnight with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly between 10 p.m. this evening at 4 a.m. tomorrow morning. Some of the storms could be severe.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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