Beware Rain-Wrapped Tornadoes: Severe Weather Threat Looms in Chicago


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Chicago, IL – The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather alert for the region, with a high likelihood of damaging winds and tornadoes on Friday afternoon and evening. The storms are predicted to be very fast-moving, creating a potentially dangerous situation for residents.

The threat of severe weather is relatively higher near and west of I-39, closer to the red shaded area. 

According to the latest forecast, capable winds could down trees and power lines, leading to power outages. Moreover, rain-wrapped tornadoes could add to the havoc, making it difficult to spot and avoid them.

The National Weather Service has urged people to stay tuned to the latest forecast updates and ensure that they have multiple ways to receive warnings. It is crucial to have a way to wake you up if you are sleeping when a warning is issued. Officials have also advised residents to take necessary precautions to ensure their safety.

The severity of the threat has prompted authorities to put in place additional safety measures. They are closely monitoring the situation and are prepared to act swiftly to minimize any damage or loss of life.


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