Everyone Knows It's Windy: Have the Strong Gusts, Bad Weather Affected You?
Sunday began with powerful wind gusts in the morning and early afternoon, followed by rain in the evening and the possibility of light snow by nighttime. Tell us how these conditions affected you and share photos of any damage.
Just about every type of weather condition hit Tinley Park on Sunday. If you didn't like the weather in the village, you really could just wait a minute or two to see if the new forecast was more to your liking.
Warm temperatures and strong wind gusts around 50 mph started off the day. That was followed by rain in the late afternoon. And with temperatures dropping, the National Weather Service is predicting that the area could see some light snow (no accumulation) as we move into Monday.
The weather already has taken caused some nasty business around Tinley Park. ComEd says that nearby communities suffered wind-caused power outages, and firefighters from the Tinley Park Fire Department and Orland Park Fire District fought a grass fire caused by powerful gusts along 80th Avenue, north of I-80, that closed down 80th for a bit, according to a Sun-Times Media report.
Patch wants to keep you updated on how the weather is affecting you. And sometimes the best way to keep you informed is by passing along your tips and updates. That's why we want you to tell us if your power is out or if the wind has done a number on your house. We'll follow up with the official sources and hopefully provide a complete picture of what it's like out there for everyone.
Share your information in the comments section and post your photos in the media gallery here. We'll be updating throughout the night. Also, tell us if you're worried that the weather will ruin Sunday night's Chicago Bears game, either by making it a sloppy contest or by knocking out your power so you can't watch it.
And by all means, be careful out there if you have to drive in this nastiness. The same caution goes for rush hour Monday morning.
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