Update 7:41 p.m.…
TORNADO WATCH 163, PREVIOUSLY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING, IS NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN ILLINOIS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 7 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS LIVINGSTON IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS FORD IROQUOIS IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS COOK DUPAGE KANKAKEE WILL THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF BOLINGBROOK, BOURBONNAIS, CAROL STREAM, CHICAGO, DOWNERS GROVE, DWIGHT, EVANSTON, FAIRBURY, GIBSON CITY, GILMAN, JOLIET, KANKAKEE, LEMONT, LOMBARD, NAPERVILLE, OAK LAWN, ORLAND PARK, PARK FOREST, PAXTON, PONTIAC, SCHAUMBURG, WATSEKA, WHEATON, AND WILMINGTON. ________________________________________________________________
Update 7:12 p.m.…
PARTS OF THE WATCH HAVE BEEN CANCELED –
ORNADO WATCH 163 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN ILLINOIS THIS WATCH INCLUDES 11 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL ILLINOIS LIVINGSTON IN EAST CENTRAL ILLINOIS FORD IROQUOIS IN NORTHEAST ILLINOIS COOK DUPAGE GRUNDY KANE KANKAKEE KENDALL MCHENRY WILL THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF ALGONQUIN, AURORA, BOLINGBROOK, BOURBONNAIS, CAROL STREAM, CHICAGO, COAL CITY, CRYSTAL LAKE, DOWNERS GROVE, DWIGHT, ELGIN, EVANSTON, FAIRBURY, GIBSON CITY, GILMAN, JOLIET, KANKAKEE, LEMONT, LOMBARD, MCHENRY, MINOOKA, MORRIS, NAPERVILLE, OAK LAWN, ORLAND PARK, OSWEGO, PARK FOREST, PAXTON, PLANO, PONTIAC, SCHAUMBURG, WATSEKA, WHEATON, WILMINGTON, WOODSTOCK, AND YORKVILLE.
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of Northern and Central Illinois Southern Wisconsin * Effective this Saturday afternoon and evening from 145 PM until 800 PM CDT. * Primary threats include... A few tornadoes likely Scattered large hail events to 1.5 inches in diameter likely Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are expected to intensify over northwest Illinois this afternoon and track northeastward across the watch area. Supercells and bowing structures are possible, with a risk of damaging winds, hail, and a few tornadoes. The tornado watch area is approximately along and 60 statute miles east and west of a line from 40 miles northwest of Janesville WI to 25 miles east of Salem IL. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU3). PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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.
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