Tornado warning issued in Chicago ahead of Blackhawks-Lightning Game 6
A tornado warning was issued in the Chicago area less than two hours before Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Heavy rain drenched thousands of fans streaming to the arena along Madison Street as storm sirens blared. The warning expired at 5:15 p.m. local time and there were no reports of any touchdowns.
It was calm inside: Members of the Blackhawks were kicking around a soccer ball in the bowels of the arena as usual to keep the mood light before they had a chance to clinch the NHL championship at home for the first time since 1938.
One member of the media reported TV crews were told to evacuate their trucks outside the stadium:
The weather did not affect the start time of Game 6.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.