Severe weather will move through Illinois and Indiana for most of Sunday, producing scattered thunderstorms, gusty winds, large hail and possibly isolated tornadoes.
The National Weather Service says there is a chance of damaging winds of up to 60 mph.
Local authorities will be keeping a closer watch on the weather around Soldier Field. The Bears play the Baltimore Ravens with a 12pm kickoff. Fans attending the game are advised to pat attention to weather alerts. The NFL has the authority to delay or interrupt the Bears Vs. Ravens game if needed. No umbrellas are allowed inside Soldier Field.
The hazardous weather outlook covers the following Illinois counties: Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Lake, Cook, Ogle, Lee, DeKalb, Kane, DuPage, LaSalle, Kendall, Grundy, Will, Kankakee, Livingston, Iroquois and Ford.
The agency also has issued a wind advisory for 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday for all of those counties but Lake, McHenry, Boone, Winnebago and Ogle. That advisory warns of southwest winds gusting at up to 45 m.p.h. before they turn west later in the day.
Officials also caution against small crafts operating on the lake because this storm system may produce high waves through Monday evening.
Today’s temperatures are expected to climb to the low 60s, with highs in the mid 60s predicted for Sunday.