Tornado watch issued for the far south suburbs expired at 8PM CDT

Severe clouds rolling in over Addison IL. 3:00 p.m. Submitted by: Mary Malpede

Area highlighted in yellow is included in tornado watch # 269.


Update 8PM CDT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL ALLOW TORNADO WATCH 269 TO
EXPIRE AT 8 PM CDT /9 PM EDT/ THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING
AREAS

IN ILLINOIS THIS ALLOWS TO EXPIRE 3 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS

LIVINGSTON

IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS

FORD                  IROQUOIS

IN INDIANA THIS ALLOWS TO EXPIRE 3 COUNTIES

IN NORTHWEST INDIANA

BENTON                JASPER                NEWTON

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF FOWLER, MOROCCO, PIPER CITY, PONTIAC,
RENSSELAER, AND WATSEKA.

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Update 6:25PM CDT…

Kankakee County has been dropped from the Tornado watch…

TORNADO WATCH 269 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 8 PM CDT /9 PM EDT/ THIS
EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ILLINOIS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 3 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS

LIVINGSTON

IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS

FORD                  IROQUOIS

IN INDIANA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 3 COUNTIES

IN NORTHWEST INDIANA

BENTON                JASPER                NEWTON

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF FOWLER, MOROCCO, PIPER CITY, PONTIAC,
RENSSELAER, AND WATSEKA.

 

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The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
Central Illinois
West-central Indiana

* Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 245 PM until
800 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include…
A couple tornadoes possible
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
to 2 inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely

SUMMARY…A cluster of intense thunderstorms over central Illinois
will track eastward across the watch area this afternoon, posing a
risk of large hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 40 statute miles
north and south of a line from 25 miles west southwest of Peoria IL
to 45 miles east northeast of Lafayette IN.