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.
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.
At risk will be those in attendance at Soldier Field watching the Chicago Bears host the Baltimore Ravens.
"The severe weather and tornadoes should pass through Chicago during kickoff or the first half of the game," stated AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Brian Thompson.
All residents and visitors to Chicago this 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.