Update 7PM CDT…
The Severe Thunderstorm Watch is no longer in effect across the
Chicago area. Storms have moved off to the east.
Update 5:10PM CDT…
The Severe Thunderstorm Watch is cancelled for Dekalb, Kane,
Lake, and McHenry Counties, but remains in effect for Dupage
and Cook Counties in NE Illinois.
Update 3:55PM CDT…
The Severe Thunderstorm watch has been cancelled for Boone,
Winnebago, Lee and Ogle Counties in northeast Illinois – the
storms have moved east and are no longer a threat to those
counties. The Watch remains in effect for remaining northeast
Illinois counties under the original Watch issuance.
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Northeast Illinois Northern Indiana Southwest Lower Michigan Southeast Wisconsin Lake Michigan Includes the following counties in northeast Illinois... DuPage, Kane, DeKalb, Ogle, Lee, Winnebago, McHenry, Boone, Lake, Cook * Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 155 PM until 900 PM CDT. * Primary threats include... Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph likely Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter possible A tornado or two possible SUMMARY...A fast moving cluster of thunderstorms will track across the watch area this afternoon, posing a risk of damaging wind gusts and hail. The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 55 statute miles north and south of a line from 20 miles northwest of Rockford IL to 20 miles north northeast of Kalamazoo MI.