Thunderstorms continue in Kankakee County, Illinois and Lake and Porter Counties in Indiana

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Update 8:20PM CDT…

A band of showers and thunderstorms extends from southwestern Kankakee county northeast into Lake and Porter Counties,Indiana. Showers and thunderstorms seem to be slowly building on the northeast end, while diminishing from the southwest. Locally heavy rains and even some gusty winds and small hail could accompany some of the stronger thunderstorms. Conditions will continue to slowly work their way northeast during the next hour. The Severe Thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 10PM For these counties.

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Update 7:20PM CDT…

A band of showers and a few thunderstorms continues in eastern Livingston County through the northern tip of Ford County into central Kankakee County. The showers/thunderstorms seem to fluctuate in intensity with light to moderate rainfall..the trend should be into a weakening mode, which will probably show up as darkness encroaches.

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A strong thunderstorm south of Chicago is tracking northeast and could carry strong gusty winds to 50 miles per hour and dime-sized hail.

Latest Chicago National Weather Service Forecast Issuance on this storm…

..SIGNIFICANT WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SOUTHEASTERN KANKAKEE…NORTHERN NEWTON…SOUTHERN LAKE AND NORTHWESTERN JASPER COUNTIES UNTIL 630 PM CDT…

At 601 PM CDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm over
Hopkins Park, or near Momence, moving east at 45 mph.

Dime size hail and winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with
this storm.

Locations impacted include…
De Motte, Momence, Thayer, Sumava Resorts, Roselawn, Enos, Pembroke,
Fair Oaks, Conrad, Forest City, Lake Village, St. Anne, Hopkins Park,
Sun River Terrace and Schneider.
Current Metro-area weather radar mosaic…