Cancelled: Tornado watch in effect for part of northern Illinois until 1 AM CDT.

Update 1:55AM CDT…Tornado Watch cancelled for the Chicago area as of 1AM CDT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL ALLOW TORNADO WATCH 501 TO
EXPIRE AT 1 AM CDT EARLY THIS MORNING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ILLINOIS THIS ALLOWS TO EXPIRE 7 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS

LIVINGSTON

IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS

FORD IROQUOIS

IN NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS

LA SALLE

IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS

GRUNDY KANKAKEE KENDALL

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF KANKAKEE, MORRIS, OSWEGO, OTTAWA,
PIPER CITY, PONTIAC, AND WATSEKA.

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Update 10PM CDT…Lee County, Illinois is dropped out of the Tornado Watch.

TORNADO WATCH 501 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 1 AM CDT SUNDAY FOR THE
FOLLOWING AREAS

IN ILLINOIS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 7 COUNTIES

IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS

LIVINGSTON

IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS

FORD IROQUOIS

IN NORTH CENTRAL ILLINOIS

LA SALLE

IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS

GRUNDY KANKAKEE KENDALL

THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF KANKAKEE, MORRIS, OSWEGO, OTTAWA,
PIPER CITY, PONTIAC, AND WATSEKA.

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Update 8:10PM CDT…

The Tornado Watch as been expanded into Ford, Iroquois and Kankakee Counties in Illinois until 1AM CDT.

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WW0501 Radar

In northeast Illinois, this watch includes the counties of LaSalle, Kendall, Grundy, and Livingston.

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Tornado Watch for portions of
Southeast Iowa
Northern and western Illinois
Far eastern Kansas
Northern Missouri

* Effective this Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning from 510
PM until 100 AM CDT.

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

SUMMARY…Storms will continue to intensify in multiple pre-frontal
corridors across the region. Some hail will initially be possible,
but damaging winds should be the primary risk along with some
potential for tornadoes, particularly as low-level shear steadily
strengthens this evening.

The tornado watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles
north and south of a line from 10 miles east southeast of Marseilles
IL to 15 miles west of Olathe KS.