Lollapalooza shuts down as storms move through Chicago area

Thousands in Chicago’s Grant Park for the Lollapalooza music festival were evacuated as a line of thunderstorms moved into the area. (Photo by @paulstenhouse)


The National Weather Service issued thunderstom warnings and watches for the area this afternoon. The storms include hail, rain heavy enough to result in flash flood warnings, wind gusts up to 70 mph, and lightning, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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