Strong to severe storms possible this evening - – Rockford’s News Leader

Strong to severe storms possible this evening


There is an isolated threat for severe weather later today as a cold front moves south through the Stateline. Storms could bring the risk for strong, possibly damaging, wind gusts this evening. 

Conditions today will get hot and humid with temperatures in the upper 80s. As a cold front sags south through Wisconsin, it will encounter this warm, moist airmass. A line of thunderstorms will develop in southern Wisconsin mid-to-late afternoon. As the line track south and into northern Illinois, isolated damaging wind gusts are the main concern. Wind gusts up to 60 mph are possible. A few strong thunderstorms may also bring locally heavy rainfall and frequent lightning. Up to 1" of rainfall is possible during these storms.

Storms will dip into Illinois shortly after 5 pm and then push south. Storms will dissipate along the I-88 corridor around around 9 PM. Head indoors as soon as you hear thunder and have a way of getting weather alerts just in case. You can track the storms using the 13 Weather Authority Interactive Radar. 

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