Tornado Watch no longer in effect

Update 10:30pm CDT…

The Tornado Watch for western Illinois and a few western Chicago-area counties has been discontinued. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are still expected across our area overnight, but the threat of severe storms has greatly diminished.

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The National Storm Prediction Center has issued a Tornado Watch effective until Midnight CDT 9 red-shaded counties on the ,map below and yellow-shaded area on the headlined map) for eastern Iowa and western Illinois including Winnebago,Ogle, Lee, LaSalle, Grundy and Livingston Counties.

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

   * Tornado Watch for portions of 
     Eastern Iowa
     Northern and central Illinois
     Far northeast Missouri



   * Effective this Friday night from 625 PM until Midnight CDT.

   * Primary threats include...
     A few tornadoes possible
     Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
       inches in diameter possible
     Scattered damaging wind gusts to 65 mph possible

   SUMMARY...A few supercells should develop along a residual boundary
   from eastern Iowa into west-central Illinois. This activity should
   spread east-northeast in northern Illinois through late evening.

   The tornado watch area is approximately along and 85 statute miles
   north and south of a line from 45 miles north northwest of
   Burlington IA to 40 miles north northeast of Bloomington IL.

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