Windy is the word of the day.
Batten down the hatches, Chicago, it's about to get windy.
The National Weather Service issued a Wind Advisory for the Chicago area and surrounding counties. Beginning at 1 p.m. the area could see sustained winds of up to 30 miles per hour, and gusts of up to 45 miles per hour.
"If you are driving a large vehicle you could have control problems," the weather service alert said. "Ornaments and other parts of buildings could be blown down. Small items such as trampolines and garbage cans could be blown around."
The strong winds will begin to be felt in the late morning, but the most powerful winds will start in the afternoon.
Officials urge caution when traveling.