Thunderstorms developing

5:10pm- A potent upper level low pressure system is currently spinning over Minnesota. This may be the focal point for additional thunderstorms after 10pm tonight. It does not appear there will be much chance for severe weather. -ES

4:00pm – Severe Storm Warning continues for Ogle and Lee County. Look for damaging wind and hail around the Rochelle area in the next 15 minutes. Seek shelter in an interior room, away from windows until this storm passes. -ES

(3:48:10 PM) nwsbot: LOT issues Severe Thunderstorm Warning [wind: 60 MPH, hail: 1.00 IN] for La Salle, Lee, Ogle [IL] till 4:45 PM CDT

We’ve gotten a few reports of pea sized hail in Ogle County around the Leaf River and Forreston areas fromĀ  a cluster of thunderstorms. These will continue to move through the Rockford Mero through 5pm and then through the evening for Ogle and Lee Counties. Small hail is possible through the afternoon. No widespread severe weather is expected.

This is a very impressive image taken by NOAA’s Modis Satellite this afternoon. It shows a gorgeous view of this afternoon’s towering clouds. Click on the image and look closely in the center of the shot and you’ll see the natural city outline of Rockford. -ES

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This post was written by qni_it on July 26, 2012

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