Thunderstorms advance eastward Friday night

severe9:00pm – Thunderstorms continue to work eastward across eastern Iowa at 9pm. It doesn’t appear likely that the Storm Prediction Center will issue a watch to the east of the one currently in effect. Storms are expected to weaken some as they cross the Mississippi River by midnight. Some gusty winds and small hail will be possible.

A more potent complex of thunderstorms is likely for Saturday afternoon when severe weather is a more distinct possibility for the Rockford metro.


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This post was written by qni_it on April 24, 2009

9 Comments so far

  1. Chad Toye April 24, 2009 8:24 PM

    Finaly, I just hope the storms hold off tomorow so I can get a round of olf in. After golf, it’ll be time to break out the GRlevel 3.

  2. Eric Sorensen April 24, 2009 9:32 PM

    Chad: storms will intensify in the late-morning and afternoon. -ES

  3. Chad Toye April 24, 2009 11:21 PM

    Yeah I was just thinking that. Hopefully there’s a lull in the energy with the sysyem, but it has some punch.

  4. WI Weather Buff April 25, 2009 12:08 AM

    Very warm summer-like evening. At around 11:45 could see frequent lightning off to the northwest of Beloit, the kind of lightning that I was taught as a child was “heat lightning” (something I later learned didn’t actually exist). A quick look at the radar revealed that this was probably associated with a storm moving through southern Dane County. It was amazing to me that this lightning could be seen so clearly from that distance.

  5. WI Weather Buff April 25, 2009 12:12 AM

    Hey Eric – I noticed that the time stamp on posts here appears to be Mountain time (not our time zone). Is there a parameter setting or something that could convince it to display the time of the post in the Central time zone?

    This is particularly confusing when reading posts that say things like, “it just started raining here in [city]” … have to constantly remember to add 1 hr to whatever the posted time says.


  6. Melinda Henke April 25, 2009 9:03 AM

    Eric..or whoever is there….it is almost 10 a.m. here in Rockford, and we just had a soaking rain. On the phone’s weatherline, you said we could have “some potentially large hail” sometime today (Saturday)…is it still possible???? Any other severe weather to watch for? Thank you, Melinda

  7. Greg from Boston April 25, 2009 9:07 AM

    I have two questions: Do you think that the line of weather moving into your direction today may produce tornados? How was the Smothered Cock last night at the Hope and Anchor (David would like to know)?

  8. Justin Gehrts April 25, 2009 9:30 AM

    Threat of large hail relatively low, but there’s still a chance of it this afternoon if some vigorous thunderstorms develop ahead of the cold front.

  9. Justin Gehrts April 25, 2009 11:29 AM

    Cold front is passing through now with very little fanfare in our neck of the woods. Still a chance of showers/t’storms this afternoon as there has been some of that behind the front itself.

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