CNN is reporting a tornado on the ground in Illinois, with tornado watches issued in seven states. The Bears-Ravens game at Soldier Field has been delayed. Severe weather is predicted for Indianapolis, Detroit and the Chicago area.
The National Weather Service website has a map with areas likely to be affected. It says:
Particularly Dangerous Situations have been issued for parts of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri. Several rapidly-moving, intense tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, large hail events and damaging winds are expected in these watch areas. A High or Moderate Risk of severe weather is in effect for most of the Upper Midwest and Ohio Valley.
CBS News reports Soldier Field has been evacuated and rain is slamming downtown buildings almost horizontally.
Minnesota weather today is supposed to be relatively boring: cloudy with a chance of rain for much of the state.