Illinois Weather Alert: Potential Tornadoes Amid Near-Record Highs Forecasted for Tuesday

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Chicago, IL – The Windy City is bracing for a dramatic shift in weather conditions as the National Weather Service in Chicago forecasts a volatile mix of spring-like warmth and severe storms to hit the region, particularly on Tuesday.

After a chilly Sunday night with lows dipping between 26 to 32 degrees, a warming trend is expected to cause temperatures to surge to near-record levels by Tuesday, reaching highs of 65 to 72 degrees. This abrupt temperature rise brings with it the risk of severe weather, including the potential for tornadoes. Residents are urged to not be deceived by the tranquil conditions, as Monday’s clear skies will give way to gusty winds up to 30 MPH, escalating into Tuesday.

The possibility of severe thunderstorms on Tuesday is a serious concern, with the National Weather Service highlighting a 50-70% chance of storms that could become tumultuous, with the risk of tornadoes adding to the peril. The forecast remains uncertain, but the conditions are ripe for rapid weather changes, from benign to threatening.

Citizens are advised to closely monitor weather reports and have a plan in place for seeking shelter in case tornado warnings are issued.

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