It may have been cold, wet, and rough but these photos are breathtaking!
Chicago’s winter announced its arrival in drastic fashion on Tuesday, November 10. After a record November heatwave, temperatures are now set to drop to the 30s as strong winds and potential tornadoes get ready to torment Illinois.
The autumnal hues have officially fled us for another year and the November chill begins to bite down. The wet and windy days of the winter season look here to stay but Tuesday’s thunderstorm also inspired some absolutely gorgeous shots across Illinois. Here are some of the best videos and photos of last night’s thunderstorm.
Thunderous clouds tore at the skies.
Lightning shot down creating a dazzling glow.
Sears Tower took a beating from the storm.
Dark clouds gathered ominously.
The Chicago skyline was spellbinding from afar.
— Craig Shimala (@cshimala) November 11, 2020
And then the chaos came.
Men from S&S Emergency Services reroute rush hour traffic after a fallen tree closes the roadway during a rain storm on East State Street between Highland and Chicago avenues on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, in Rockford. @rrstar pic.twitter.com/BZZ9pgecxD
— Scott Yates (@scottpyates) November 10, 2020
And with it the rain.
A pedestrian walks near the Morse Red Line "L" station as severe weather and rain pass through the area Tuesday in Chicago. A tornado watch was declared at 2:05 p.m. for parts of the Chicago area through 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. pic.twitter.com/R9TIDlBVHL
— armando l sanchez (@mandophotos) November 11, 2020
Those who dared ventured out.
Though some were braver than others.
Adventures in grocery shopping
2700 block of North Clybourn Avenue, Chicago
— john j. kim (@jkimpictures) November 11, 2020