That ought to make the commute home interesting. (And it's the second time in a week, thank you very much.)
The National Weather Service has issued the following weather warning & information for our area:
Severe Thunderstorms Expected, High Winds and Hail Possible
Strong thunderstorms are expected to arrive in the city between 4:00 and 7:00pm. The storms have the possibility of damaging winds and large hail. Depending on how the storms develop, winds could reach 70 mph. To view live weather radar, follow this link to: National Weather Service Radar.
Please disseminate this information to your employees and take the necessary precautions.
Around here every idiot who should never have received a drivers license, much less a set of car keys, inevitably picks weather like this to drive in.
Be careful on your way home, will you?
Tornado Watch Issued - Severe Thunderstorms Expected, High Winds and Hail PossibleYippee!
From the National Weather Service:
A tornado watch has been issued for Cook County until 9:00 PM.
A severe thunderstorm is expected to hit the North Central area of Illinois near Rockford between 2:00 and 5:00pm. Chicago will have approximately 30 minutes advance notice before the storm strikes here somewhere between 4:00 and 7:00pm.
The storm will be fast moving and may only last 30-45 minutes. It will be accompanied by 70 mph winds, hail (the size of a quarter) and heavy rains. The rainfall is expected to be 1-2 inches per hour. The heat index is expected to reach 100 degrees this evening (as well as on Sat and Sun). This storm will be very similar to the one that came through last Friday.
I wasn't kidding -- be careful on your way home!