The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Northern Illinois from roughly 10:00 am to 6:00 pm today. This mid-level alert means strong and gusty winds will impact the Chicago area for much of the day.
- Winds will increase markedly by late morning, then will remain very strong and gusty through late this afternoon
- West to northwest winds will increase to 25 to 30 mph, with gusts around 40 mph at times
- Travel may become difficult, particularly on north south oriented roadways such as I-57
- Unsecured objects will be blown about
- Minor damage to tree limbs is likely