The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a
* Tornado Watch for portions of
Northern and Central Illinois
* Effective this Tuesday afternoon and evening from 300 PM until
1100 PM EST.
* Primary threats include…
A few tornadoes possible
Scattered large hail likely with isolated very large hail events
to 3 inches in diameter possible
Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible
SUMMARY…Scattered thunderstorms are expected to form this
afternoon and early evening across the watch area. Conditions
appear favorable for large hail in the stronger cells, along with
the risk for isolated tornadoes.
The tornado watch area is approximately along and 120 statute miles
north and south of a line from 35 miles south of Ottumwa IA to 30
miles north of Lafayette IN.
REMEMBER…A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for
tornadoes and 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.