Northern Illinois under Tornado Watch through 4pm - – Rockford’s News Leader

Northern Illinois under Tornado Watch through 4pm


10:55 a.m. UPDATE - No severe weather occurring in our area right now. Tornado Watch continues. We'll likely be able to give an all-clear for the Rockford Metro in the next 1-2 hours.

Dangerous conditions next hour on I-39 between Mendota and Bloomington.

We believe there will be a significant threat for violent tornadoes downstate through 2pm. This includes Peoria, Bloomington-Normal, Decatur, Champaign, Kankakee, and SW Suburbs of Chicago.


The entirety of our viewing area is under a tornado watch until 4:00 p.m. Sunday.

Here's today's forecast from the 13 Weather Authority:

There's a threat for scattered t'storms for Sunday morning through early afternoon in advance of a powerful cold front. Some storms may reach severe limits with strong wind, hail, and heavy rain. An isolated tornado is possible, although it appears that threat will be east of I-39 and especially into Indiana. Temperatures will rise into the 60s by midday and drop off behind the cold front during the afternoon. Wind gusts could top 40mph. Sunday night will be partly cloudy and breezy with lows in the lower 30s. Monday will remain breezy with highs in the lower 40s. Sunshine will take us through Tuesday with temperatures in the middle 40s. A few showers are possible Wednesday through Friday with highs generally in the middle and upper 40s. -Joe

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