Adhering to the stay-at-home order should come easier Saturday as the rumble of thunder began in the early morning hours and was expected to continue throughout the day.
In a hazardous weather outlook, officials warned of possible thunderstorms, large hail and up to 60 mph winds through Sunday.
The outlook for north central and northeast Illinois, and northwest Indiana, warns of a significant thunderstorm risk, golf ball-size hail and damaging winds up to 60 mph. Officials also added a risk of flooding and fog for the region.
Rainfall amounts in excess of 1.5 inches was possible.
The afternoon and evening hours presented the highest chance for severe thunderstorms as well as the possibility of large hail and tornadoes, officials said.
Officials said it appears that the greatest threat for tornadoes will be along and south of the Interstate 88 corridor, including Dixon, Rochelle, DeKalb, Peru, Pontiac, Morris and Kankakee. Thunderstorm movement will be rapidly from the southwest to the northeast.