High winds have subsided a bit since Thursday’s storm, when four tornadoes might have touched down in central Illinois, but dangerous winds will persist through the afternoon, and gusts of up to 45 mph are likely on Friday.
A wind advisory is in effect for the Chicago area until 4 p.m.
Sunday night could be a perfect time to watch a Chicago Bears game … as long as you’re indoors.
It’s Bermuda shorts and sunscreen weather, as the high hits a tropical 90 degrees Thursday and a roasting wind prompts an advisory.
The pouring rain is over now, but plastic bags and other detritus might be flying through the air as the wind gusts to 40 mph.
Torrential downpours, cloud-to-ground lightning, wind gusts in excess of 70 mph, and hail as large as golf balls could all be in store for northern Illinois and northwest Indiana Sunday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service.
The temperature Wednesday will climb to surpass the balmy conditions seen across the area a day earlier.
Enjoy the warm temperatures while they last, because the wind will pick up and the conditions will get colder in the afternoon.
The blasting winds resulted in serious damage overnight, from bricks that came crashing down onto parked cars to dangerous electrical fires. Huge waves from the wind also forced the closure of part of Chicago’s Lakefront Bike Path.
The beautiful weather last week and earlier this weekend is but a memory now, as blasting winds and bone-chilling rain settle on the area.