Strong to severe thunderstorms are moving into the Stateline this evening. There has already been one round of strong storms during the afternoon which is causing flash flooding in sections of Winnebago, Boone, and McHenry counties, including Rockford, Belvidere, New Milford, Davis Junction, Marengo, and Cherry Valley. If you see any water over the road, do not drive into it! Find a different route.
Strong to severe storms are also moving in from west to east out of Iowa. These storms have had a history of producing wind damage, and may bring damaging wind gusts and large hail to the area. In addition, because of the high humidity, flash flooding may also occur with these storms. Finally, there is a slight risk for isolated tornadoes. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 10 pm for all of the Stateline to highlight the threat for these storms. Stay weather aware, have your weather radio on and in a spot where you can hear alerts, and move indoors immediately if you hear thunder or a weather alert issued. The storms should be leaving the area later this evening, likely after 8 pm.
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