Today looks to be another day of turbulent weather following on from one of the hottest days of the year in the Chicago area yesterday.
Severe thunderstorms look likely to hit much of northern Illinois bringing damaging winds, large hail, and heavy rainfall which could lead to localized flash flooding.
According to National Weather Service, “multiple waves of storms may occur with damaging winds as the primary threat” but also “torrential rainfall rates.”
Meanwhile, dangerous heat and humidity is another concern with heat advisories in effect in Cook County, DuPage County, and Will County. National Weather Service forecast heat index values “as high as about 110 degrees.”
The heat, humidity, and poor air quality could pose serious health concerns and everybody is encouraged to limit time in the sun, wear loose, light clothing, and stay hydrated, especially those working outdoors.
As ever, you can head to the National Weather Service website for all the latest weather forecasts and warnings.
Stay safe out there!
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