Pitchfork Music Festival Temporarily Evacuated Due to Severe Weather | NBC Chicago

Pitchfork Music Festival Temporarily Evacuated Due to Severe Weather

The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch for the entire Chicago area until 10 p.m.

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    Festival-goers at the several events happening around Chicago on July 18, such as the Pitchfork music festival, had to run for cover as severe weather swept the area in the afternoon. NBC 5's Katie Kim reports. (Published Saturday, July 18, 2015)

    Festival-goers at the Pitchfork music festival were forced to evacuate the event Saturday after a Tornado Watch and Severe Thunderstorm Warning were issued in the Chicago area.

    The festival announced the evacuation around 4 p.m. and tweeted that it would reopen at 4:20 p.m.

    The music festival is held in Union Park July 17 to 19.

    The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch for the parts of the Chicago area until 10 p.m. Saturday as well as a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Cook County until 4 p.m.

    Parts of the Chicago area also remains under a Heat Advisory until 8 p.m.

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