With Rolling Stones fans flocking to Soldier Field once more, all eyes won’t just be on the stage, they’ll also be on the skies as stormy weather is possible in the Chicago area.
A Tornado Warning that was momentarily issued for La Porte County in NW Indiana until 7:30 p.m has been canceled as the tornadic thunderstorm that prompted the warning has moved out of the area, according to the National Weather Service; and all other warnings and watches for the area have also been canceled.
A Severe Thunderstorm Warning was originally issued for La Porte County in NW Indiana until 6:30 p.m. but later extended until 7:15 p.m. and prior to that, a Severe Thunderstorm Warning was issued for east central Cook County until 5 p.m. A wave of stormy weather plowed through downtown, bringing hail to some locations.
Hail up to 1 inch in diameter was reported in Logan Square, according to the National Weather Service. Wind gusts of up to 48 mph were also reported at O'Hare International Airport.
A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued for much of the Chicago area Tuesday afternoon. That watch was canceled just before 4 p.m., however.
A few isolated strong storms were possible in the afternoon and early evening, bringing the threat of damaging winds and large hail.
Nearly all of the Chicago area was under the “slight” risk category for severe conditions Tuesday.
Rolling Stones fans faced a similar, though much cooler, forecast on Friday, but the band’s tour began with a mostly dry show from start to finish.
The chance for storms continues through the week as summer-like temperatures finally arrive.
Highs will sit in the 80s for the remainder of the week, rising to near 90 degrees by Friday.