Cold Air Funnels are possible through our afternoon hours. An area of agitated cumulus clouds are present across much of northern Illinois. These clouds will favor development of cold air funnels. Read below for more information regarding these funnels.
Atmospheric conditions are favorable for the development of isolated funnel clouds associated with widely scattered thunderstorms expected through the afternoon. These funnel clouds normally only protrude a few hundred feet downward from the parent cloud, rotate or spin like a top, and last a few minutes before dissipating.
These funnel clouds rarely touch the ground and typically do not pose any sort of hazard. The atmospheric conditions that these funnel clouds develop in do not support strong, damaging tornadoes. However, on extremely rare occasions, these funnels can briefly touch the ground and produce very minimal, if any, damage