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Cooler Air Arrives

We have put together a nice stretch of well above average temperatures, but that comes to an end as we look toward the end of the week. A cool front will pass overnight as the jetstream drifts to our east just far enough to allow cooler air into the area. High temperatures will already be down into the 70s tomorrow and will only take us into the mid 60s on Thursday and Friday. Don’t worry though, we will be back up in the 80s by Memorial Day. -Greg1

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This post was written by qni_it on May 21, 2013

LIVE Severe Weather Coverage

10:59pm – Severe weather threat has for the most part ended. There is still a chance of additional thunderstorms developing, especially northwest of Freeport (As the storms in Eastern Iowa move eastbound). -Eric

10:25pm – Severe weather is ongoing around the Chicago area (and the south suburbs). Additional thunderstorm activity is tracking through Eastern Iowa. For the most part, this limits any severe potential. However, we’ve seen some 60mph wind gusts even where no rain is falling. This occurs as a low pressure system develops in the wake of developing severe thunderstorms. Please report any gusty wind to us at weather@wrex.com. -Eric

9:15pm – Watch live coverage here!

untitled9:00pm -Severe Thunderstorm Watch for all areas through 3am. We will be posting all severe weather information here. -Eric

7:30pm – All eyes on an arcing batch of thunderstorms developing around Galesburg right now. These are expected to congeal into one, large storm as they move northeast. If this occurs, they will be in Whiteside County by 8:30 and the Rockford Metro before 10pm. Damaging wind would be the main threat, second to large hail, and a remote chance of a tornado.

In addition, within the past minute, a Tornado Warning was issued for the cells just north of Des Moines. However, these storms will move into Western Wisconsin, well northwest of our coverage area.

Please remain alert for rapidly changing weather later this evening and think about your safest place for shelter (likely in the most interior room, away from windows, preferably in the basement under the stairs). -Eric

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This post was written by qni_it on May 20, 2013

Oklahoma City Tornadoes

Our NBC affiliate KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City is tracking a tornado in their metro. Watch live here:

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This post was written by qni_it on May 20, 2013

Severe Set-Up

As we head into this afternoon we will see our sunshine become destructive in nature as it heats a very unstable atmosphere. Warm moist air from the Gulf of Mexico is being pumped into the Midwest with the jetstream (and a cold front) lined up just to the west. The combination of these ingredients could lead to the formation of heavy thunderstorms later this afternoon into this evening. Damaging wind, hail, and even a slight chance for the development of tornadoes is possible. Stay tuned here on the blog as things unfold this evening. -Greg1

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This post was written by qni_it on May 20, 2013