Will County, IL – High Winds, Dry Conditions Pose Wildfire Threat

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Chicago, IL – Windy and dry weather elevates the risk of uncontrollable wildfires in the Chicagoland area today. 

According to the National Weather Service in Chicago, the area faces an elevated risk of grass and brush fires today due to warm, dry, and windy conditions. Wind gusts could reach 30-40 mph, increasing the likelihood of fires spreading rapidly if ignited. Residents are urged to exercise extreme caution with outdoor burning and smoking materials. 

The unseasonably warm weather is set to continue until a cold front arrives Monday afternoon, bringing chances for showers and scattered thunderstorms, with more typical temperatures expected starting Tuesday. For more details, visit weather.gov/chicago.

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