The National Weather Service warned of the possibility of strong to severe storms in the Chicago area Sunday night and of one or two tornadoes.
But the biggest concerns are hail and damaging winds up to 70 mph, as well as heavy downpours that could lead to localized flooding.
According to the weather service, the storms are coming from the west over northern and central Illinois.
“Most of the severe threat appears to remain in the southwest of the Chicago subway, but there is still the potential that maybe a stronger severe storm or two makes its way to the Chicago subway,” said Rafal Ogorek, a researcher. meteorologist at the weather service.
Ogorek added that the risk of tornadoes in the Chicago metro was “very low”.
Meteorologists recommend that people stay alert and follow weather warnings in the evening and at night.