Severe thunderstorm watch issued for much of NC and NE Illinois, and part of NW Indiana until 9:00 PM CDT.

Severe storm moving in with high winds and there was a tornado warning. Time was 12pm.

 

 

Area in light purple shows counties included in severe thunderstorm watch #305.

The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of
Northern Illinois
Northwest Indiana
Southern Wisconsin
Lake Michigan

* Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 225 PM until
900 PM CDT.

* Primary threats include…
Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2
inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
A tornado or two possible

SUMMARY…Thunderstorms have begun to develop over south-central
Wisconsin. This activity will build eastward across the watch area
this afternoon, with large hail and damaging winds possible in the
stronger cells.

The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 60
statute miles north and south of a line from 30 miles west northwest
of Rockford IL to 45 miles north of Valparaiso IN. For a complete
depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update
(WOUS64 KWNS WOU5).

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

REMEMBER…A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are
favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.
Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening
weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible
warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce
tornadoes.

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