Severe Weather Possible Today
Buckle down! Could get a jolt of severe weather this afternoon, mainly between 4:00 and 8:00.
Here’s what the NWS has to say:
Thunderstorms across the central Great Plains may evolve into a quick-moving line of strong to severe thunderstorms today, crossing northern Illinois and northwest Indiana during the mid to late afternoon hours. If this line develops, damaging wind gusts to 70 mph will be possible. Additionally, the line of storms will exhibit a quick forward motion of 40 to 50 mph. Make sure to monitor forecast updates throughout the day.
Warm and humid conditions with heat index values near 100 degrees are expected late this morning into this afternoon prior to the potential thunderstorms.
A particularly dangerous situation has developed with severe storms moving in to northern IL / IN between 1 & 7 PM CDT; strong wind gusts up to 100 MPH are possible. Please prepare accordingly by securing outside items like lawn furniture or trashcans! #ilwx #inwx https://t.co/VWDn5KhqrL
— NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) August 10, 2020
The good news is the storms should peel back some of the humidity. It will be in the 80s tomorrow, but far less humid. I’ll take that…you know, as long as my roof stays in tact.