DEVELOPING STORY: KARK-TV is reporting three people dead and 25 people injured in Scotland, Arkansas from nighttime tornadoes. Numerous tornado warnings continue in that state at the present time. Our threat of severe is over. A few rumbly showers will occur between now and 2am. Sunshine expected Saturday. -ES

Tornado and severe weather threat is rapidly diminishing. General showers with embedded thunder and lightning will continue through 10pm. Any severe weather will be confined to the Chicago area around 10pm. -ES

Tornado Watch extended until 10pm for Boone, Walworth, and DeKalb Co.

NWS will be dropping the watch for Winnebago, Boone, Ogle and Lee but extending it to 10pm for the remaining counties and also add more counties further east across the Chicago Metro area.

Evening Update: SPC may be issuing a new Tor/Severe Watch for areas along and east of I-39 because the current watch expires at 8pm. Storm threat will gradually continue east with nightfall although isolated severe is possible (mainly east of the Rock River through 10pm). -ES

Meteorologists Aaron Brackett and Cyndi Kahlbaum are chasing this storm and will be providing us with live updates from our chase vehicle. At 4:15pm, they are headed west on US20 and the plan is for them to go south on IL26 toward Dixon. Join us on 13News at 5 & 6 for their live reports from the road!

Tornado Watch in effect for isolated tornadoes through 8pm this evening. However the main threat will be damaging straight-line wind at the onset of these storms. Areas most likely to see severe weather through 6pm will be northwest of Rockford. -ES


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This post was written by qni_it on April 30, 2010

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