Strong to Severe Storm Risk Tonight

July 19, 2017: Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible tonight, with storms likely arriving by 10 pm in the Stateline tonight.

Radar image around 6 PM Wednesday

Storms will move out of Minnesota and follow the warm front into Iowa and Illinois, directing them right into our area.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin until midnight tonight. This means severe weather is possible, if not likely, in the areas highlighted.

The main risks overnight include damaging wind gusts up to 80 mph. Large hail, heavy rainfall, and tornadoes cannot be ruled out.

Futuretrack radar for 10 pm Wednesday

The storms are moving pretty fast, and are likely to be in Rockford by 10 pm tonight. Get ready this evening by parking your car in the garage, and moving any loose times like patio furniture indoors. Have your weather radio and weather app on and handy to stay alert. You can download the 13 Weather Authority app for free to get alerts in case of severe weather. We’ll be posting updates on-air and online throughout the evening as these storms work in.

-Alex

 

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This post was written by Alex Kirchner on July 19, 2017

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  1. 192.168.0.1 September 15, 2017 1:21 AM

    The storms are moving pretty fast

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