I don’t even know where to begin with today. It was something else.

First off, there were a handful of tornadoes on the outskirts of the Chicago metro area today. In February. In Illinois. Near Chicago.

And to top things off, we saw a fire complex take shape, pass the mega fire stage and sprint right towards 1.2 million acres burnt in the Texas Panhandle.

Tomorrow will be a bit calmer, especially in the middle of the country. With colder temps and lighter winds, here is hoping the fire crews can get a handle on things over the coming days before warm temps and very strong winds arrive once again.

While there was some concern about possible severe weather with the weekend system, it does look like that isn’t as much of a thought at the moment. But we’re keeping an eye on it.