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ENHANCED RISK – Severe Weather for the Midwest

SPC Outlook

Severe thunderstorms are likely today and into tonight from parts of Texas Northeastward toward the Ohio River Valley. The storms will initiate from a cold front that is currently moving west, stretching from Des Moines, Iowa to Northern Texas. These storms will produce damaging wind, hail and a few tornadoes.

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A tornado watch has been issued for portions of Southeast Iowa, Western Illinois and Northern Missouri, in effect from 1 PM till 8 PM CDT. Remember a tornado watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms. A few tornadoes are likely with these storms with a possibility of a very large tornado. Winds will also be likely with up to 75 MPH wind gusts. Scattered large hail with isolated hail up to 2.5 inches in diameter are possible.

Tornado Watch 8pm

A tornado watch is also in effect from 1:50 PM till 11:00 PM for Northern and Central Illinois, Far Northwest Indiana, Far Southern Wisconsin and Lake Michigan. A few tornadoes are likely with this storm with a chance of intense tornadoes. Wind gusts up to 80 MPH and large hail up to 2.5 inches are also possible.

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WeatherNation will have team coverage tracking the storms through the evening. Stay tuned for the very latest on the track of these storms.

Brandon Thorne ─ WeatherNation

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