Tornado Watch: Multiple Counties in Illinois Brace for Severe Weather


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CHICAGO, IL – The National Weather Service has issued Tornado Watch 154, in effect until 8 PM CDT this evening, for multiple counties in Illinois. This watch includes 16 counties in central, north central, and northeast Illinois, with cities such as Chicago, Aurora, Joliet, and Rockford falling within the affected areas.

The counties under the Tornado Watch include Livingston, Boone, De Kalb, La Salle, Lee, Ogle, Winnebago in central and north central Illinois, and Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will in northeast Illinois. Residents in these areas are urged to stay alert and keep an eye on weather updates.

The potential for severe weather, including tornadoes, hail, and damaging winds, has raised concerns among local authorities and emergency management agencies. The Tornado Watch serves as a warning for residents to be prepared and have a plan in place in case of severe weather.

Cities such as Algonquin, Bolingbrook, Buffalo Grove, Crystal Lake, DeKalb, Evanston, Lombard, Naperville, Oswego, Park Forest, Schaumburg, Wheaton, and Waukegan are also included in the affected areas. It is crucial for residents in these cities to stay informed and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety.

As the weather situation develops, it is advised to stay tuned to local news and weather updates, and follow any instructions or warnings issued by local authorities. Stay safe and be prepared for severe weather conditions in the affected areas.


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