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9:30pm – Tornado Watches have been cancelled for our area. No additional severe weather is anticipated (other than some pretty strong wind gusts later tonight). -ES

8:30pm – The cold front is just about through the Rockford area. This will bring an end to all thunderstorms tonight! -ES

A Tornado Watch is in effect for areas along and east of I-39 which include the Rockford metro, points east. Storms this evening will continue to progress east. I do not believe this will be a major problem for us as the greater instability will remain east of the metro, toward Chicago.

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This post was written by qni_it on September 27, 2009

8 Comments so far

  1. tony September 27, 2009 6:46 PM

    Eric, these storms that are on the radar now, are these the actual frontal storms, or are these pre-frontal, with more likely with the actual frontal passage.

  2. Sean gay September 27, 2009 8:28 PM

    So why are we under this?

  3. WI Weather Buff September 27, 2009 8:33 PM

    Wow, a tornado watch? What feature of this system is causing NWS to issue a tornado watch? What engine is powering this system enough to suggest the need for a tornado watch? Just curious.

  4. tony September 27, 2009 8:48 PM

    I was trying to figure that out too when I got the text message on my phone that we had a tornado watch when I can tell the wind has switched to west and northwest.

  5. Eric Sorensen September 27, 2009 8:50 PM

    The front is now moving through Rockford. Monitoring one cell in far southern DeKalb Co. When that one moves east, we’ll be done with this. -ES

  6. Alicia September 27, 2009 9:34 PM

    Hey Eric, is Belvidere out of the tornado/storm threat for tonight?

  7. Eric Sorensen September 27, 2009 9:37 PM

    Alicia: Yes, you are! 🙂

  8. Justin September 27, 2009 11:23 PM

    The wind is crazy. and the 7 day looks brutal

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