The stage is set for a tornado outbreak this Sunday with Chicago in the danger zone.
AccuWeather.com meteorologists are particularly concerned for an outbreak of devastating tornadoes across northern and eastern Illinois, far southeastern Wisconsin, Indiana and southwestern Michigan.
Chicago is among the cities in the heart of this threat zone.
As of Sunday afternoon, a tornado was confirmed near the Chicago suburb of Frankfort.
At Soldier Field, where the Chicago Bears are hosting the Baltimore Ravens, officials asked fans to seek shelter immediately due to the severe weather threat. Gameplay was also halted until further notice.
In addition to tornadoes, the strongest thunderstorms targeting the lower Great Lakes and Ohio Valley will be capable of producing damaging winds, blinding downpours and frequent lightning.
The line of violent thunderstorms and tornadoes is expected to cross Chicago during the early afternoon, putting lives and property in danger.
All residents and visitors to Chicago on Sunday are urged to heed all severe weather-related watches and warnings during this dangerous situation.
Strong winds following the line of severe weather later Sunday afternoon and evening could lead to additional damage as the city dries out.
Noticeably cooler air will also arrive Sunday night, sending temperatures down into the 30s. Temperatures will only rebound into the lower 40s on Monday with even colder AccuWeather.com RealFeel® temperatures.
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