Ravens at Bears: Chicago under tornado watch

June 27, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Buildings along the Chicago skyline as seen from Buckingham Fountain show their support for the Chicago Blackhawks the night before the 2013 Stanley Cup championship celebration. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens and Chicago Bears kick off from Soldier Field in Chicago at one 12 p.m. local time. Chicago however is under a tornado watch till 4 p.m. this afternoon, around the time the game will be finishing.

It is highly unlikely that a tornado would touchdown in a metropolitan area like Chicago. It is also to differentiate the meaning between a tornado watch and a tornado warning.

“Watches, like severe thunderstorm watches and tornado watches, which are two of the most common types, are issued when weather conditions are conducive for the event to occur,” AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Mike Pigott said.

“Warnings are different. A warning is issued when the weather event is happening now,” Pigott said. “In terms of flooding, for instance, a flood warning means a river has spilled over or flash flooding is occurring.”

What will be a factor today is wind. According to weather.com’s hourly projections, wind should be around 27 miles per hour. That could increase throughout the day.

Topics: Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears

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