Thunderstorms to continue rumbling into the overnight hours

Severe Weather Updates

LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 06: Lightning strikes during a thunderstorm on July 6, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The monsoon storm dropped heavy rain and hail in parts of the valley causing street flooding and power outages. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Severe thunderstorm watch #170 remains in effect until 3 AM CDT for portions of northern and central Illinois, just west and south of Chicago.  No severe weather warnings are in effect as of 11:15 PM.  Thunderstorms, some containing hail and heavy rainfall are expected to continue much of the night.

Radar as of 11 PM showed a tendency for a decrease in coverage of severe storms. Scattered stronger storms to the west are moving east/southeast and will likely impact the southern portion of the area with a threat of hail and excessive rainfall in spots.

Here’s a summary of some reports of severe weather from earlier this evening:

CDT – 5/16/2019 1 SSE MORRISON, IL Hail 0.88 INCH
09:29 pm CDT – 5/16/2019 1 SSE ASHTON, IL Hail 1.75 INCH
09:48 pm CDT – 5/16/2019 1 S STEWARD, IL Hail 1.00 INCH
09:57 pm CDT – 5/16/2019 3 SE BIG ROCK, IL Hail 1.75 INCH
09:23 pm CDT – 5/16/2019 FRANKLIN GROVE, IL Hail 1.50 INCH
06:53 pm CDT – 5/16/2019 HARMON, IL Hail 1.00 INCH
09:05 pm CDT – 5/16/2019 2 ESE NORTH OAKS, IN Hail 1.00 INCH
08:53 pm CDT – 5/16/2019 BLUFFTON, IN Hail 0.70 INCH

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