File photo. (Jplenio / Pixabay)

It was a wild day that saw Chicago just miss out on setting a record-high temperature for February before a powerful cold front moved through the region. 

A file photo depicts lightning across the Chicago skyline. (S_UM_A / Pixabay)

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the Chicago region, much of northern Illinois and parts of northeast Indiana, through 10 p.m. Tuesday.

A landspout can be seen off in the distance Tuesday just outside Midway Airport. The brief tornado was Chicago's first since 2006. (Courtesy of Melanie Harnacke)

Tornadoes had kept away from Chicago since 2006, but a brief landspout brought an end to that streak Tuesday afternoon.

Gov. Bruce Rauner declared DeKalb and Ogle counties state disaster areas after severe thunderstorms and tornadoes tore through the area Thursday. At least two people were reported dead in DeKalb County and dozens were injured.

How much damage was done in Sunday's storm and will there be federal emergency relief? Paris Schutz has the latest. Upload your severe weather photos.