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.
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.